I’ve never photographed a comet before and with a clear sky last night, I just had to get out into the garden to try my luck with Comet Lovejoy. Unfortunately there was too much light pollution and exposures with settings suitable to show the fine detail such as the tail, came out completely swamped. But I did get an image or two that showed the comet as a small green blob; not very impressive but hey ho, that’s the penalty you pay for living in the middle of a crowded country like England.
Have a look at the image above and find the star cluster above and to the left of the middle, that’s the Pleiades. Now look for a green blob below the middle and to the right, further from the edge than the star cluster. It looks just a bit bigger than a star and slightly fuzzy. Well there you are, a far from impressive image of Comet Lovejoy.