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Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave 17" CDK

Imaging camera:FLI Proline 6303E

Resolution: 1200x800

Dates:March 30, 2017

Frames: 3x60"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.86% job: 1556266

RA center: 320.698 degrees

DEC center: 5.708 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.452 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.090 degrees

Field radius: 0.491 degrees

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


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.

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José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy, 


            José J. Chambó

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