Comet C/2021 A1 – more commonly known as Leonard – is making its closest approach to the sun right now for about 80,000 years, so it’s a rare sight unlikely to be seen again.
I’m being kinda lazy about things, so I’m just going to embed the twitter post of the image, because it’s easier that way.
so, #CometLeonard photos— K'Tetch (@ktetch) December 23, 2021
not my best #Astrophotography but its such a small window when it's dark enough to be visible, but early enough to not be behind stuff. As you can see, trees are a problem here. pic.twitter.com/U1wEMq7Br4
It was a bit of a chore, it is a bit faint, so the best way to tell is to take some sample photos and ‘hone in’ on it and adjust as you go.
Both were shot with my trusty Panasonic GX-85, using the Lumix H-FS45150 45-150mm lens
The first photo is a 1.6 second exposure, at f/5.6 with an ISO of 12800 at 150mm (300mm equiv)
The second is a 15 second exposure (as you can see from the aircraft lights) at f/4, with an ISO of 320 with the lens at 45mm (90mm equiv)
I’ll try and get some clearer shots when I get a chance.