Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  The star Polaris (αUMi)
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Comet Lovejoy under Polaris (above IFN), 


            José J. Chambó
Comet Lovejoy under Polaris (above IFN)
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Comet Lovejoy under Polaris (above IFN)

Technical card

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M

Mounts: Paramount PME

Software: PixInsight LE  ·  MaximDL5  ·  ACP Observatory Control Software

Dates:May 23, 2015

Frames: 3x300" (15')

Integration: 15'

Avg. Moon age: 5.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.13%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4136250

RA center: 0h 54' 27"

DEC center: +87° 48' 28"

Pixel scale: 11.670 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 12.273 degrees

Field radius: 2.338 degrees

Resolution: 800x1200

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Unknown


Comet C/2014 (Lovejoy) imaged on May 23, 2015 when was at 2.5 deg from Polaris and above the IFN background (Integrated Flux Nebulosity). In spite of the comet has moved away until more than 2 A.U. from the Sun and Earth descending to 8 magnitude, still shows a ionic tail of 45' longitude toward northwest, and a short anti-tail toward east.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es


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Comet Lovejoy under Polaris (above IFN), 


            José J. Chambó