Moonlight, strong light pollution and a low position made a naked eye observation impossible. A pair of binoculars is required to watch the comet.
It had been a week since I had seen the comet. So in spite of the circumstances (high clouds, moonlight and heavy light pollution) I made an attempt to observe the comet. The comet was no longer visible to the naked eye, but this was mainly due to the quality of the sky (even M31 was not visible).
Conditions were very poor. Therefore I decided to stay at home and shoot this short timelapse through my bedroomwindow.
Another very windy but mostly clear night. The comet is slowly beginning to dim, but is still very well visible to the naked eye.
Another very windy session with an occasional cloud, some cirrus, turbulent seeiing and lots of light pollution.Continue reading
Very poor conditions still. Nothing more than a gap in the clouds. On the original image, a 15 degree long tail is visible.
Observed the comet under very poor conditions. Extremely humid and dirty atmosphere. Comet easily visible to the naked eye and the increased tail length was obvious.Continue reading
Visible through my bedroomwindow in a tiny gap in the clouds.
A short session from 02.00 – 04.00 from my observing site. The clouds made for some nice mood pictures. And noctilucent clouds were present as well.
Another mostly clear night albeit with a strong wind. Before heading to to observing site, I was able to see the comet through my bedroomwindow. Upon arrival at the site I had to use the car to shield the equipment from the strong wind. The comet’s tail is becoming more and more prominent. An hour before dawn noctilucent clouds appeared again.Continue reading