panstarrs and andromeda

Comet PANSTARRS & Andromeda

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At the mercy of the weather for the last couple of weeks, I finally managed to grab a shot of comet PANSTARRS C/2011 L4 with a clear sky. Luckily for me, the clear night coincided with the comet gliding past the Andromeda galaxy. Still quite low on the horizon, it was only just visible to the naked eye, but this 15 second shot (with the help of some tinkering in Photoshop) picked the pair out nicely.

Details: Nikon D70Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 at f2.2. Single 15 second exposure at iso 800, using fixed tripod.


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