Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Aries (Ari)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy through clouds, 



    
        

            Samuli Ikäheimo
C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy through clouds
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C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy through clouds

C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy through clouds, 



    
        

            Samuli Ikäheimo
C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy through clouds
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C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy through clouds

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Canon 200 mm f/2.8 L II USM
Imaging Cameras
Sony A7S
Mounts
iOptron SkyTracker
Software
Photoshop CS6

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 21, 2015
Frames:
5x30" (2' 30") ISO3200
Integration:
2' 30"
Avg. Moon age:
1.07 days
Avg. Moon phase:
1.30%
Temperature:
-19.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3428889

RA center: 03h05m18s.10

DEC center: +27°2558

Pixel scale: 19.562 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 335.242 degrees

Field radius: 6.273 degrees

Resolution: 1920x1282

Description

One of the rare evenings lately when there was something else to see than just the usual greyness. Unfortunately there were still some higher clouds that made everything glow and hid most of the detail in the comet's tail.

This image was manually stacked in Photoshop from five 30 second exposures. Low contrast due to cloud cover made the end result very noisy, but when there's no better data (or imaging weather) available, you have to work with what you got.

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C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy through clouds, 



    
        

            Samuli Ikäheimo