Comet Lovejoy Rising – Nov 30th, 2013

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Comet Lovejoy rising from behind the trees in my backyard.

 

Comet Lovejoy composite image taken with a Canon 200mm telephoto lens.  I shot 40×30 sec sub-images at ISO 3200 and stacked them.  The first image of the set was used as the background base image.  I then took the stack of subs and combined them with the base to show the tail better.  To me, this shows how the comet sort of looked in binoculars as it was rising from behind the trees.

I also did a star-streaks stack that shows the extent of the tail better than the image above.  I did very little post-processing on it, since that just took away from the raw feel of the image:

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Comet Lovejoy on Nov 30th, 2013 – Star Streaks version.

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