Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Equuleus (Equ)
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Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy
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Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 17" CDK

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 6303E


Dates:March 30, 2017

Frames: 3x60" (3')

Integration: 3'

Avg. Moon age: 2.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.86%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1556266

RA center: 21h22m47s

DEC center: +05°4228

Pixel scale: 2.452 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.090 degrees

Field radius: 0.491 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

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

Description

Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) imaged in March 31, 2017 only twenty days after its discovery and during maximum approach to Earth to 0.6 AU. In outburst and increasing its brightness from magnitude 15 when was discovered by Terry Lovejoy until magnitude 7 at time I took this image. The comet thrown then a ionic tail more than 1 degree long, going out of the field toward west (upwards). Showing a greenish coma of a diameter of 8 arcminutes so flattened shape, a trace of possible disintegration during next approching to Sun, such as succeded only ten days subsequently of take this image.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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