C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy)

captured here in twilight against the stars of Ara. The "Southern Cross" is at top of the frame; the tail extends for over 35 past "The Pointers". (The dark area top left is a tree branch that "snuck" into the frames.)

 

 

Camera: Canon 40D Scope: 14mm f/2.8 lens at f/2.8
Mount: tripod Guiding: none
Filters/Exposures: 11 x 40sec Location: Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Dates: 28th December 2011 Processing: Deep Sky Stacker and Photoshop CS5
fov ~80x50