Category Archives: Comets

Photographing Comets in the Night Sky


Comet sails past the Helix Nebula

Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS) passing near the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293)

This image was published in Skynew Magazine (Canada), Nov/Dec 2016 issue. A truly once in a lifetime opportunity. I was able to capture this image of Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS) passing near the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) on its cosmic journey through space. While the comet appears from our perspective to be passing near the […]

Comet Lovejoy over Kitchener Ontario

Comet Lovejoy

Nothing fancy but this is a Comet #Lovejoy image I took from #Kitchener, Ontario, during the evening of Jan 16th 2015 @ -15C! Cold! 29min total. Light pollution makes capturing the tail hard. The artificial lights wash out the night sky and make capturing faint details difficult. The ion tail is faintly visible though. Was […]

Comet Panstarrs over Waterloo Region

Comet Panstarrs March 2013

Comet PanSTARRS over Waterloo Region (Wilmot Township) March 16, 2013 First comet of 2013 visible over Waterloo Region I had started to think this photo opportunity for Comet PanSTARRS wasn’t going to happen. The weather in my neck of the woods was not cooperating at all. The two best dates, March 12 and 13th, were […]