Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy), 



    
        

            Charles Ward

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy), 



    
        

            Charles Ward

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV80ST-25SV

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: AVX

Focal reducers: Stellarvue Reducer/Flattener for 80mm APO

Software: PixInsight


Dates:Jan. 11, 2015

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 15x120" (30') bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 15x120" (30') bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 15x120" (30') bin 1x1

Integration: 1h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 20.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 67.80%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3464037

RA center: 03h50m42s.5

DEC center: +08°0849

Pixel scale: 2.872 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 198.944 degrees

Field radius: 1.660 degrees


Resolution: 3326x2504

Description

Conditions were pretty lousy, somewhere between hazy and cloudy, but got some reasonably clear sky for a long enough stretch to shoot this. Did this by guiding on the comet nucleus using 15 sec guidecam exposures; the guiding is mostly in dec, so it was lousy, but it's a fuzzy target, so you can't really tell. Worked well enough, and I am pretty happy with the result, especially compared to my last comet attempt.

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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy), 



    
        

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