Comet C2011 L4 PanSTARRS & Andromeda Galaxy from Cheviot Hills

by mikeyscope

Comet C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS from the Cheviot Hills near Jedburgh on 3rd April 2013.

The close encounter of Comet PanSTARRS to the Andromeda Galaxy is purely a line of sight effect, the comet is relatively close to Earth within our Solar System while the Andromeda Galaxy lies some 2.5 million light-years beyond.

Pentax K5
Pentax 165mm lens @ f5.6
iso 800
x17 60sec exposures
No Flat Frames
No Dark Frames
(Quick & Dirty)
Uploaded21/04/2013 - 01:32
CategorySpecialist / Abstract
Shutter Speed78.09 sec
Focal LengthN/A

Posted 21/04/2013 - 09:34 Link
Absolutely fantastic. I doff my cap to you sir because that is a cracking image. You skies must be a lot lot better than ours here where we observe in the New Forest. I took a few dozens images but all were destroyed by the light pollution.
Posted 22/04/2013 - 15:56 Link
Pretty impressive stuff!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)

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