Comet 2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Nov 20, 2013


Date & Time: Nov 19 2013, from 28:17 to 28:27 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 1min. 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...ISO1600




The comet 2013R1 Lovejoy had the closest approach to the earth on the day following this image took. The comet is moving rapidly in the northern skies. In that day the comet has positioned at the hind leg of Ursa Major, I could find it with 4th magnitude in brightness out easily with a portable binocular nevertheless the bright full moon was glittering. This image can show a dimmed dust tail stretched from a huge greenish coma with its diameter of about 10 arc minutes.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1350mm. (View angle: 0.94×0.63°)





2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Nov 23, 2013

2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Nov 17, 2013


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