Jan 192015
More Comet Lovejoy...

Here’s another shot of Comet Lovejoy. This was taken on Jan 18th. The ion tail isn’t as spectacular as it was a week ago and it’s moving away from us, but should remain impressive through perihelion at the end of the month.  After the end of this month, the Comet will dip too low in […]

Jan 182015
Comet Lovejoy Continues to Shine!

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy has been putting on a wonderful show for observers and photographers.  It’s still shining at about 4th magnitude, so it will be continue to be visible with binoculars at least until the moon returns to the evening sky and the comet passes perihelion to the sun at the end of the […]

Jan 122015
Comet Lovejoy

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy is presently high in the evening sky at mid-northern latitudes and putting on an impressive display, albeit more so for astrophotographers than visual observers. Here are some recent shots taken through the FSQ106 with the STL11k.  Post in the comments if you want more detail on the capture/processing process. January 10, […]

Sep 192014
Up, up, and away...

Comet 2014E2/Jacques passing near open star cluster NGC6793 in the constellation Vulpecula on Sept. 17, with dark lanes of the Milky Way in the background.  The comet has been rapidly decreasing in brightness and visibility since it reached perihelion earlier this year and is now on a 34,000 year trek up and away from the […]