Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Columba (Col)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet Lovejoy loom up in North, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

Comet Lovejoy loom up in North

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Comet Lovejoy loom up in North, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

Comet Lovejoy loom up in North

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PHD guiding  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Jasc Software Paintshop Pro  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector


Dates:Dec. 20, 2014

Frames: 13x150" (32' 30")

Integration: 32' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 27.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.17%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4204731

RA center: 6h 16' 53"

DEC center: -35° 31' 33"

Pixel scale: 5.375 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.503 degrees

Field radius: 1.077 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Benali - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Unknown

Description

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy on December 20, 2014, begins to come out from northern latitudes, although from latitude 40ºN from that I took this image the comet reached only an altitude of 15 deg. In spite of this, with approximately 5th magnitude was easily observable through small binoculars. Its greenish coma has a 20' diameter while ionic tail shows some jets and gets out of field toward north.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet Lovejoy loom up in North, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó