Friday, November 29, 2013

Comet Lovejoy and ISON update

Yesterday was an exciting day to follow comet ISON through it's passage close to the Sun. I followed the events on NASA:s live Google Hangout and it was exciting to see the development. At first it looked like ISON broke up and that it didn't survive the close encounter with the Sun, but new reports this morning shows that something did survive, so it will be interesting to see what this comet that is full of surprises has in store for us.

Inspired by all the talk of comets I defied the bad weather forecasts for last night and went out to capture another comet named Lovejoy. This is a 4,5 minute exposure of the comet showing it's core and tail. Hopefully the weather will be better soon so I can get better images of this comet.


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