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Comet Lovejoy and M79, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

Comet Lovejoy and M79

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Comet Lovejoy and M79, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

Comet Lovejoy and M79

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M

Mounts: Paramount PME

Software: Jasc Software Paintshop Pro  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  MaximDL5

Filters: L  ·  B  ·  G


Dates:Dec. 29, 2014

Frames: 1x180" (3')

Integration: 3'

Avg. Moon age: 8.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.00%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4202470


Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Siding Spring - NSW (Australia), Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Unknown

Description

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on December 29, 2014 while passing near globular cluster M 79 into Lepus. The comet has increased its brightness until 5th magnitude meanwhile its gassy coma has extended until a diameter of 0.5 degrees (same apparent size as the Moon), the galaxy NGC 1886 is immersed up in the outside of coma. The ionic tail of the comet departs toward northeast getting out the image with a longitude higher than 2 degrees, and showing a rich structure in which highlights a disconnection to half degree from nucleus.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet Lovejoy and M79, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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