Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fuzzy Star

Ladies and Gentelmen, I give you Comet Lovejoy…

What makes this especially fun, since I first spotted the comet with binoculars a few hours ago the comet has clearly changed its position in the sky.

If you aren't sure, it is the fuzzy green star. In the wide angle view, it is roughly 2 o'clock to the big tree in the center. Just above the two stars that make up Taurus' knee, forming a triangle with the two slightly fainter stars.

It was only 15°F/-9.4°C, so I didn't stay outside long enough to work out any better images. (Don't do this in your underwear.)(Unless you have a hot tub. Then definitely do it naked.)

30sec. f/5 iso800 18mm

15sec. f/5 iso 800 70mm

15sec. f/5 iso400 70mm