It was very clear on this night at one point and Lovejoy had set, so I shot a few sub-images of Orion’s Belt to kill some time. Although the Lumicon Deep Sky filter lets me go deep, brighter stars have ghost reflections off the filter and I had to clone them out. There’s still a few remnants of them left.
Clouds and fog hindered my imaging session for the evening of Jan 16, 2015 (CST.) I had to throw out lots of sub-images for this and the stack ended up with a lot of noise because some subs with clouds got in regardless of my efforts.
Finally, after more than a week of solid clouds, the sky was clear enough to take some more images of Comet Lovejoy. Conditions were poor, however, with variable clouds and bad transparency. I made the most of it and shot some images with the TV-85 and also with my 200mm F/2.8 telephoto.
Very windy and cold conditions, but clear and transparent. Winds were gusting to 38 mph! I was setup behind my house which was blocking most of the wind for me. Unfortunately, the trees were blocking me from shooting the comet before the moon rose. I almost went to another spot, but with the wind so bad it would have been a disaster.