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Contains:  M 79, NGC 1904, NGC 1886
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Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and M79 , 


            Andrea Pistocchin...
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and M79

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and M79

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Tecnosky Apo triplet 80/480

Imaging camera:Canon 450D Modded

Mount:Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO

Guiding telescope or lens:SkyWatcher 70/500

Guiding camera:QHY5 II

Focal reducer:TecnoSky Spianatore/riduttore 0,8x

Software:PixInsight 1.8Photoshop CS6

Filter:Hutech IDAS 2" LPS D1

Resolution: 2636x4028

Dates:Dec. 29, 2014

Frames: 90x45"

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.00% job: 484224

RA center: 80.389 degrees

DEC center: -23.703 degrees

Orientation: -179.311 degrees

Field radius: 1.875 degrees

Locations: Germignaga, Germignaga, Varese, Italy


C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy captured on the evening of December 29. Last object of 2014 and I didn't want to lose the conjunction between Comet and globular cluster M79. With the Moon at 55% and the FOV at 18° I couldn't expose for more than 45 seconds, so I set the ISO to 400 to have less noise and I launched the program. 90x45 sec ISO 400 with Canon 450D and Tecnosky 80/480.


C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy ripresa la sera del 29 dicembre. Ultimo oggetto del 2014 e non volevo perdere la congiunzione tra cometa e ammasso globulare M79. Con la luna al 55% e il campo inquadrato a 18° non potevo esporre per più di 45 secondi, così ho impostato gli ISO a 400 per avere meno rumore e ho lanciato il programma. Sono in totale 90x45 sec 400 ISO con Canon 450D e Tecnosky 80/480 con spianatore/riduttore da 0,8x.



Andrea Pistocchin...
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Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and M79 , 


            Andrea Pistocchin...