Contains:  Solar system body or event
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
The new comet Lovejoy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
The new comet Lovejoy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: RCOS 12.5"

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST8 XME

Mounts: Paramount PME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SBIG eFinder

Guiding cameras: SBIG ST-402me

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  ACP Observatory Control Software


Dates:Sept. 11, 2013

Frames: 2x120" bin 1x1

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 36.53%

Mean FWHM: 5.29


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4344916


Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Siding Spring - NSW (Australia), Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Unknown

Description

On September 7th, 2013 the amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy discovered this comet with your 8" telescope. After four days I took this image remotely from Siding Spring in which the comet shows a coma diameter of 1' and a brightness of 12 magnitude.

Full story in the Blog  Cometografia.es 

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The new comet Lovejoy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó