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 fun to do anyhow. Lovejoy is now passing the well known Pleiades star cluster (M45). This comet won’t be back our way for an estimated 8000 years! #CometLovejoy
My story began more than 40 years ago looking up at the Moon with a small collapsible telescope my Father had. Encouraged by my parents, who bought me my very own telescope, a 4.5″ reflector, I began to explore the night sky from my family home backyard. Today I do astrophotography from my home in Kitchener, Ontario and also with remote telescopes located in New Mexico and Australia. Some of my images have won awards and have been featured online and in magazines.