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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Comet Lovejoy and the Pleiades

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Comet Lovejoy and the Pleiades Comet Lovejoy passed near the Pleiades in mid-January, 2015. This image shows the comet's green coma and blue gas tail.

Alson Wong

This single 20-minute exposure was taken with a Nikkor 85mm f/2 lens working at f/4 and an ST-8300C CCD camera mounted on a Paramount ME equatorial mount.

Original image data dated on or about January 16, 2015.

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: Alson Wong


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