Comet 2013R1 Lovejoy on Nov 1, 2013


Date & Time: Nov 1 2013, from 26:31 to 26:41 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi 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 10 degrees northeast of Procyon, in southwest part of Cancer. The comet has a clear greenish coma with a brightness of an order of 7th magnitude, I could detect its dimmed light through a telescope. The dust tail stretched in west has bacome easy to take in image than that in previous observation.
(View angle: 1.05×0.7°)





2013R1 Lovejoy on Nov 5, 2013

2013R1 Lovejoy on Oct 30, 2013


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