C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 2014-Dec-28 Chris Schur

Lens: Stellarvue SV80s with .8x FR
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Exposure: LRGB = 10:2:2:2
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 2/10, Transparency 5/10
Outside Temperature: 25F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2

This is a second set of images of the comet with the deep sky object using the 80mm refractor. With a half moon interfering, the tail was a bit harder to capture on this night. The field here is nearly 3 degrees wide.

This is a "Median" combined stack, which tends to blur out the stars and make them much fainter so you can bring the tail up more clearly. This method is very powerful for viewing the faintest details in comet tails, but the stars are fuzzy blob remnants.

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