New Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) on Apr 4, 2017, 10:45 UT. 10×120 sec @ ISO 800, IDAS-LPS, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3. StarFreeze version.

Terry Lovejoy’s newest comet is in outburst and has brightened quite a bit above what was expected of it.  Now, it is a really nice comet in the dawn skies.    Unfortunately, it is moving fast and quickly heading lower and lower to the horizon with each morning.   So, the good viewing window is short and sweet.

I had to wait for it to clear a roof and it was already after 10:30 UT (5:30 am CDT,) so I had to shoot it between the start of astronomical twilight and nautical twilight.   Plus, this is from a Bortle red/white zone, so I had lots of LP to contend with.  Not the best conditions, but hey, at least I got a usable image.

C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) on Apr 4, 2017, 10:45 UT. 10×120 sec @ ISO 800, IDAS-LPS, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3. Star-Streaks version.

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