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Comet Lovejoy (c/2014 Q2):  Lovejoy vs. moonlight - Lovejoy WINS!, 



    
        

            Jan Curtis
Comet Lovejoy (c/2014 Q2):  Lovejoy vs. moonlight - Lovejoy WINS!
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Comet Lovejoy (c/2014 Q2): Lovejoy vs. moonlight - Lovejoy WINS!

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon NIKKOR 180 F2,8 AIS ED

Imaging cameras: Nikon d7100

Mounts: ORION Sirius EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Nikon NIKKOR 180 F2,8 AIS ED

Software: Photoshop CS 6 Adobe  ·  PIXINSIGHT PixInsinght 1.8 RC7


Dates:Jan. 25, 2015

Frames: 15x90" (22' 30") ISO2000

Integration: 22' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 5.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.33%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 515605

RA center: 02h46m04s.8

DEC center: +33°3632

Pixel scale: 4.466 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.978 degrees

Field radius: 2.898 degrees


Resolution: 620x380

Locations: Eldorado (6767' elev), @ Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Description

Lovejoy was barely visible naked eye directly overhead. Tomorrow the moon should win.

Taken ~7:05PM MST @ f/4.5. Enlarge to better appreciate detail.

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Comet Lovejoy (c/2014 Q2):  Lovejoy vs. moonlight - Lovejoy WINS!, 



    
        

            Jan Curtis

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