13. 2. 2015, 21:15 - 22:25 UT

This wide-angle image shows the huge tail of the Lovejoy comet in the dense starfield of the Milky Way near Ch+h double cluster in Perseus constellation. During the comet observing a magnetic storm was underway which caused plasma blobs and disconnection events in comet's plasma tail. See this fascinating 80 min animation.
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Date13. 2. 2015
Time21:15 - 22:25 UT
PlaceStaré Hamry - Gruň, Czech Republic
Coordinate49° 29' 18" N, 18° 28' 59" E, alt. 820 m
ConditionsExcellent, clear sky
OpticsZeiss Apo Sonnar, T* 2/135mm F2
CameraNikon D800E
Exposure10 × 30 s, ISO 6400
ProcessingMiloslav Druckmüller
Copyright© 2015 Miloslav Druckmüller, Jana Hoderová

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Page last update: 10.3.2015