Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Lepus (Lep)  ·  Contains:  M 79  ·  NGC 1886  ·  NGC 1904
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Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and M79 , 



    
        

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Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and M79
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Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and M79

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tecnosky Apo triplet 80/480

Imaging cameras: Canon 450D Modded

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 70/500

Guiding cameras: QHY5 II

Focal reducers: TecnoSky Spianatore/riduttore 0,8x

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Photoshop CS6

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS D1


Dates:Dec. 29, 2014

Frames: 90x45"

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.00%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 484224

RA center: 5h 21' 33"

DEC center: -23° 42' 10"

Orientation: -179.311 degrees

Field radius: 1.875 degrees


Resolution: 620x947

Locations: Germignaga, Germignaga, Varese, Italy

Description

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.

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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.

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