Happy New Year everyone,
After Christmas we spent some time in Tehachapi, and I set up the HD 11 to do some deep sky imaging. But the wind was pretty strong and gusty, and guiding even with AO wasn't able to do the job. But I noticed in Sky6 that comet C2014Q2 was practically on top of globular cluster M79, so I slewed the scope over to take a look. Because of the wind and lack of a useable guide star, I set the camera to take 20 LRGB sequence images (5 second exposure each) unguided, then had to throw away over half the frames to create these images.
Here is a combination of two images, one aligned on the stars, and the other on the comet - its noisy, but is only about 2 minutes of total exposure time:
The comet was moving fast. This movie of the useable green frames taken binned 2x2 covers just 8 minutes in real time during closest approach: