MadMan's Astronomy and Astrophotography Pages - Photos of the Week
Photos of The Week - January, 2015
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy - Imaged January 24, 2015
Trius 814 and Canon 60Da on Takahashi FSQ-106EDx Refractor Telescope
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy - Imaged January 24, 2015

Tak FSQ106-EDXiii @ prime - Canon 60Da - iso 800 - 22x2m
Losmandy G11 mount with Gemini 2 controller
Captured with Nebulosity, guided with PHD2 and a Lodestar autoguider
Processing PixInsight and Photoshop
Simultaneously imaged HaRGB version of the Rosette Nebula
Canon 60Da in the Tak FSQ106 @ prime (f5) + Ha with the SXVR-H694 and Ha filter
with an EF 200 mm lens
Total 6 hours of data captured in 3 hours
Rough cut processing below
Pixinsight by-products: Registered on Stars -
Comet head trails, ill defined tail.
Canon 60 Da - EF70-200
@ 200mm
Trius SX 814 CCD - Tak
FSQ106-EDXiii @ f3.6
Time Lapse of individual Luminance
frames from the Trius 814
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy - Imaged January 8, 2015 - First try

Simultaneous imaging - Trius 814 mono CCD and Canon 60Da on Losmandy G11 mount with Gemini 2 controller
Trius 814 @ Focal length = 370mm, f3.7.  Canon 60Da @ f5.6 and iso 800/1600 - Focal  Length = 200 mm
Captured with Sequence Generator and Nebulosity, guided with PHD2 and a Lodestar autoguider
Processing PixInsight and Photoshop

Wide Field (Canon) = 10x2m subframes calibrated, registered and stacked.
Narrow Field (Trius) = 5 x 2 m L, 5 x 2 m R, 5 x 2 m G, 5 x 2 m B
Rainy, cloudy month and this was my only 20 minutes of clear sky.
Combination in both PI and PhotoShop.
Au Naturel (no star-spikes added) and
with diffraction spikes
Pixinsight by-products: Registered on Comet -
Windsorized Sigma clipping for star rejection -
result - pure Comet, well defined tail.
Time-lapse of 32 x 2 minute frames or so...