Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Comet Lovejoy Animation

I've created an animation of Comet Lovejoy consisting of three images taken on consecutive days at approximately the same time. Each image is a crop from a singe photo taken using the same settings. Pay attention to the motion of the comet and how the brightness decreases over the three day period. I fear Comet Lovejoy might quickly become too dim to see with the naked eye.

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere you really need to do yourself a favor and make some time to observe the comet while you still can!

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, it staightened!

    Last night (30) I couldn't see the comet from my twon. But I still gt excellent pictures from a dark place. Enjoy. It has been quite an experience, this unexpected beauty, so shortly after McNaught...