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Comet Lovejoy w/ Pleiades, CA nebula, 


            Dan Phillips

Comet Lovejoy w/ Pleiades, CA nebula

Technical card

Dates:Jan. 20, 2015

Frames: 99x30"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.01%

Resolution: 5166x3431


Comet Lovejoy - some exposures I snuck in during bad conditions in my light-polluted back yard, before the fog shut things down. The result was better than expected!

First light with a beautiful old 58mm f/1.4 Minolta lens. Lots of aberration wide open, much better @f/2.0, pretty sharp @ f/2.4, and very sharp from f/2.8 on, though there is still a bit of coma in the extreme corners. I shot this at f/2.8



Dan Phillips
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Comet Lovejoy w/ Pleiades, CA nebula, 


            Dan Phillips