For astrophotograpers this has been the best opportunity to get some great shots as it makes it’s way to the sun.
Here is an image I got last night of the comet.
I used a 300mm Nikon lens at f/4.5 tracked with my Losmandy mount. I took 10 images of the comet, each one 45 seconds long at ISO 1600, dark frames removed, and cleaned up in Photoshop.
It took a while to get the polar alignment right in the cold 15 degree weather, but from previous experience shooting comets, it was worth it!
Here’s the image.
The comets carbon gas in sunlight produces the coma’s green color, the fainter bluish tail is tinted by ionized carbon monoxide.
Let’s see if this comet gets any brighter! It is already about 4.3mag, visible to the naked eye!