Taken in bright moonlight and bad LP in the hours before dawn on Feb 10, 2017. 45P is so dim that it barely showed up in the sub-images. I almost thought I was not in the right place. Luckily, I kept the scope pointed at that spot and kept shooting images until daylight.
I had time for just a quick peek at Comet Johnson before moving on to my main target, Comet 45P. It was not at an optimum spot and ISO 400 maxed out at 60 sec exposures with all the LP and moonlight. So, it was not very deep and has noise and low color. But, at least I can see that not much has changed since the last time I shot it. This is supposed to be the next photogenic comet, coming this summer to a sky right above you. 🙂
Here’s Comet Encke on Jan 29, 2017. I imaged it two years ago when it last came around. On this night it was very low in a very bad LP zone right above bright parking lot lights and street lights. I’m surprised anything even registered. As you can see, it was small and dim and almost, but not quite, swallowed up by the LP. 🙁