Comet Lovejoy passed near the Pleiades last night
Alan Dyer caught this wonderful shot last night of Comet Lovejoy passing near the famous Pleiades, or Seven Sisters. Taken from City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico. Alan wrote;
Sunday, January 18, 2015 was the night to catch the ever-photogenic Comet Lovejoy at its best and closest to the Seven Sisters, the Pleiades. Its long blue ion tail stretched back past the Pleiades.
I thought the tail would be passing right over the star cluster, but not so. At least not when I was shooting it at about 7:30 pm MST.
Still, the combination made a fine pairing of cosmic blue objects for the camera.
This is a stack of 6 x 2 minute exposures at f/2.5 with the 135mm lens and Canon 5D MkII at ISO 1600, on the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracker.
Thank you, Alan!