Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Posted on 23 Jan 2015

An animation made from thirteen 5 minute exposures. The scope was tracking the comet and so there are star trails in the individual frames. The thirteen frames were taken in succession and so you see the comet as it moves against the background stars.

The tail of the comet is just about visible streaming off to the top left of the image.