Comet 2013R1 Lovejoy on Nov 11, 2013


Date & Time: Nov 11 2013, from 27:33 to 27:52 JST(+0900)
Composed 9 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: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Kujihama, Hitachi city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
Sensitivity...ISO3200






Date & Time: Nov 11 2013, from 27:37 to 27:53 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: BORG 60ED with a conversion lens (f=297mm, F5.0)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Kujihama, Hitachi city, Ibaraki pref.

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




The brightness of comet 2013R1 Lovejoy has reached an order of 5th magnitude, been a naked-eye comet. In that day the comet has positioned around the tip of Leo's nose, about 3 degrees north of rambda Leonis. We can observe clear wide dust tail and stripe-like ion tail stretched to west direction. The length of tail can be estimated about 2 degrees from the second image.
  The 1st image: Cropped with an equivalent f=1350mm. (View angle: 0.94×0.63°)
  The 2nd image: Cropped with an equivalent f=400mm. (View angle: 3.19×2.13°)





2013R1 Loveloy on early morning of Nov 14, 2013

2013R1 Lovejoy on Nov 8, 2013


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