Originally shared by John Chumack
Comet Lovejoy Buzzes past the Pleiades M45!!!
The Bright Comet Lovejoy C/2104 Q2 was cruising past the Open Star Cluster M45 “Pleiades” aka “The Seven Sisters” Star Cluster!
What a wonderful view last night, the comet was amazingly bright in Binoculars! If you own Binoculars, get out and look at this bright comet!!!!
I watched & captured it on 01-15-2015 around 8:00pm from my observatories at JBSPO in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
I captured this image with my Canon 6D DSLR & 105 mm Lens, F5.0, ISO 800, on a CG-4 Tracking Mount.
14 x 180 second exposures stacked in Deep Sky Stacker.
42 minutes total.