Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Columba (Col)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Structured tail of the comet Lovejoy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

Structured tail of the comet Lovejoy

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Structured tail of the comet Lovejoy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

Structured tail of the comet Lovejoy

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. 26, 2014

Frames: 8x150" (20')

Integration: 20'

Avg. Moon age: 4.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.95%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4204709

RA center: 5h 39' 33"

DEC center: -27° 51' 32"

Pixel scale: 5.206 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 295.364 degrees

Field radius: 1.039 degrees


Resolution: 1200x791

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Unknown

Description

Image of comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy taken on December 26, 2014, showing a complex structured tail with jets extending toward north. Its coma with 25' apparent diameter, maintains its main composition of C2 indicated by an intense green color.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Structured tail of the comet Lovejoy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó