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Contains:  M 76, Little Dumbbell, NGC 650
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Lovejoy meets M76, 


            Stefan Westphal
Lovejoy meets M76

Lovejoy meets M76

Technical card

Resolution: 1083x815

Dates:Feb. 20, 2015

Baader Planetarium 36mm Blue: 4x120" -20C bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium 36mm Green: 4x120" -20C bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium 36mm Luminance: 20x120" -20C bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium 36mm Red: 4x120" -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 1.1 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 1.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.41% job: 557218

RA center: 25.361 degrees

DEC center: 51.581 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.874 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.406 degrees

Field radius: 0.541 degrees

Locations: Vockenroth, Neuhof an der Zenn, Bayern, Germany


My last image of Lovejoy was a lucky shot at the same time. Than the Komet was passing the PN M76 in small distance.
The tail was actually much longer. But the KAF 8300 and 1200mm focal length make an interesting image section.

image details:
object: C2014 Q2 Lovejoy
location: Vockenroth
telescope: 10" f4,8 Newton
camera: Atik 383
exposure time: LRGB 40:8:8:8min at 2min (bin2x2)
processing: Deep Sky Stacker, Fitswork, Photoshop CS6



Stefan Westphal
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Lovejoy meets M76, 


            Stefan Westphal

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