Comet 2013R1 Lovejoy on Oct 12, 2013


Date & Time: Oct 12 2013, from 25:57 to 26:28 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10min. exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & SBIG STV
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184 x 3456)
Sensitivity...ISO1600




The comet 2013R1 Lovejoy in that day has positioned around 3 degrees west of delta Monocerotis, bathed in the winter's Milky Way. The comet has a well-concentrated coma covered with green-bluish ionized composition, any clear tails cannot be detected. The comet Lovejoy will move rapidly in northern skies from now on, expected to brighten up to about 6th magnitude.
The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1500mm. (View angle: 0.9×0.6°)





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