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Comet Lovejoy and the Pleiades

Comet Lovejoy and the Pleiades

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Alson Wong

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.

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.

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Original image data dated on or about January 16, 2015

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