Comet 2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Nov 14, 2013


Date & Time: Nov 13 2013, from 27:42 to 28:06 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 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 13 2013, from 27:38 to 28:04 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 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




This page shows you the comet 2013R1 Lovejoy being a naked-eye comet. In that day the comet has positioned around the head of Leo, about 3.5 degrees north of mu Leonis. It's considered that the comet has a visual brightness of about 4th magnitude, moreover we can observe it in higher skies in early morning, I could detect the comet as a dimmed light with my naked eyes. And the second image shows the comet has a dimmed ion tail stretched toward west with its length of over 3 degrees.
  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 Lovejoy on early morning of Nov 17, 2013

2013R1 Lovejoy on Nov 11, 2013


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