Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Triangulum (Tri)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet Lovejoy - 24 Jan 2015 (updated)

Acquisition details

Date: Jan. 25, 2015

Time: 00:31

Frames: 8

Focal length: 300


RA center: 02h47m48s.63

DEC center: +32°0758.10

Pixel scale: 4.381 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 22.955 degrees

Field radius: 2.677 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3660x2444

Data source: Backyard

Description

Updated processing to get the most out of the tail and clear up the light pollution/haze.



Probably my last one in the current lunar cycle, this is again a DSS 3.3.4 stack of 8x120s (10 darks/flats) at ISO 1600, 300mm f/4 on Canon 5D3 tracked on an Astrotrac, processed in Lightroom to emphasize the tail -- getting much better results now with the longer exposure.



Bonus: lots of cool nice faint fuzzy ~200M light-yr distant galaxies visible on the original 100% in the Perseus-Pisces Supercluster (visible in crop just above and left of coma - NGC 1060/1066 trios in Triangulum).



View of the galaxies in WWT:

http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/wwtweb/goto.aspx?object=ViewShortcut&ra=2.72175275524948&dec=32.4259061797023&zoom=4.29153442382813



And in FaintFuzzies:

http://www.faintfuzzies.com/OR-10-13-12/NGC1060-1066.jpg

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Comet Lovejoy - 24 Jan 2015 (updated), 



    
        

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