måndag 26 januari 2015

Comet Lovejoy and Nebulae

Tried to capture comet Lovejoy better by travel to little bit darker skies, went to Riala 70km north of Stockholm. I could easily see the comet without optics but it was very difficult to capture the tail.
I tried to use a narrowband filter against the lightpollution in the south and this shot shows Lovejoy to the right, the great nebula NGC1499 and the open cluster M45 in the middle, to the left you can see some more nebulae in Auriga.

lördag 17 januari 2015

Showing comet Lovejoy to my son

Me and my son went out to see comet Lovejoy, the goal was to see it without any optics.
We found it very easy with binoculars but it took a while before we managed to see it without any optics but we did! Like a fuzzy star down right of M45.
Unfortenaly we live only 30km north of Stockholm and the lightpollution in the south destroyed seom of the view but it was great being with my
son doing another photosession.
A faint tail is visible in the photo.