Comet 2013R1 Lovejoy on Oct 30, 2013

Date & Time: Oct 30 2013, from 27:18 to 27:33 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Kujihama, Hitachi city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784×1848)
Device size...DX format (24×16mm)
Sensitivity...ISO3200, White Balance...Daylight

The comet 2013R1 Lovejoy in that day has positioned around 6.6 degrees northeast of Procyon, in southwest edge of the constellation of Cancer. The comet has fairly brightened and grown larger than that in previous observation, the concentrated coma brightness of about 8th magnitude. And this image shows you that the comet started to stretch a dimmed tail in west direction.
(View angle: 1.05×0.7°)

2013R1 Lovejoy on Nov 1, 2013

2013R1 Lovejoy on Oct 12, 2013

Copyright(c) 2013 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
To top page To Comets&Meteors index