COMET NEOWISE 2020 (C/2020 F3)
This was a nice suprise. Been waiting years for a decent comet opportunity. These were shot in Exeter UK, in the evening twilight looking NNW, difficult to photograph at first as the comet was still close to the Sun and set quickly with it, but the saving grace was it was bright.
As the days went on
, it started to dim significantly as it moved further away from the Sun, but also rise higher in the evening sky. I had to wait longer into the evening (and for clear skies) to return to the same country lane for a few more goes where I finally managed to get the Ion tail!

Kit: Nikon D610 with Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 Zoom (at 70mm), various ISOs and exposures tried. Adjustments in Lightroom.
Also publicised at Spaceweather.com

12th July 2020

19th July 2020

20th July 2020


COMET LOVEJOY 2014 (C/2014 Q2)
Comet Lovejoy was my second attempt at a comet in 2014, but it was too faint to be of any worthy camera quarry.
COMET HALE-BOPP 1997 (C/1995 O1)
I first saw Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997, but as I was 14, didn't have much kit to document it other than a dated Hi-8 video camera.

Mark Seltzer  www.electricsky.co.uk


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