Category: Comets

Comet Lovejoy’s Crown

Comet Lovejoy is slowly moving above the arc of Corona Borealis constellation, which is incredibly photogenic. I was very lucky on 6th December morning, because I had just a few minutes of hole in the clouds, right before orcan Xaver hits central Europe. Also during capturing this exposure two satellites (probably Iridium) flew in the…
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Comet Lovejoy in Bootes

Comet Lovejoy is just beautiful even near cities with light pollution. Like this morning – on 3rd December 2013 above trees of Úpice observatory, Czech republic. Even it high clouds covered clear view to the comet, it was visible to naked eyes. Thank you, Terry Lovejoy, for another succesful discovery… Used Canon 6D, Samyang 24…
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Comet Lovejoy and galaxy

Comet Lovejoy touches Whirpool galaxy

What an amazing moment in the morning on 27th November 2013. Just when I prepaired my equipment, comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy was perfectly situated by its tail in front of galaxy M51 called Whirpool (in Canes Venatici constellation). The comet is easily visible to naked eyes out of cities with light pollution. Photo captured from…
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Comet ISON and Mercury

A morning beauty C/2012 S1 ISON discovered by Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok on 21st September 2012 finally came on the morning show time, which should peak on 28th November 2013 by dramatic comet’s approach very close to the Sun. Till the time was so hard for me to see it because of the weather.…
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Twilight comet Pan-STARRS

Very expected comet C/2011 L4 Pan-STARRS kind of dissapointed. But not in its shame, only because of observing conditions only minutes in twilight. I waited for every possibility to catch this “hairy beauty”, but had bad weather. Finally on 20th March 2013 I succeeded from Úpice observatory, Czech republic. Used Canon 6D, RL 0,28 m/10,…
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