Comet Lovejoy (2011 W3)

Not getting much sleep but hey who needs sleep?! Had another lovely view of the comet last night wandering the shore of the Estuary. It’s quite unique down there.  Photograph and video by Colin Legg

The Perth and Mandurah sky domes light up the northern half of the sky, while the east and south east are pitch black (except for a couple of small towns). The north glow is enough to walk by once dark adapted.



Anyway, while wandering I came across a small embayment with still water and nice reflections of the comet. Used the same settings as last night to get the attached shot.

Had a beautiful view of the comet this morning. I took this sequence to try to capture the changing face of the comet as twilight progressed.

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