Image & spectral profile of Comet 2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Dec 1, 2013


Date & Time: Nov 30 2013, from 28:07 to 28:41 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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





Optical image   (white box represents slit position for spectrum imaging)

Date & Time: Nov 30 2013, from 28:09 to 28:10 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 shots with 30sec. exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain with a conversion lens(f=1250mm, F5.0)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201 XT
Cooled CCD Camera: SBIG ST-402ME (Cooling Temp.: -25°C)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.




Spectrogram & Intensity distribution

Date & Time: Nov 30 2013, from 28:00 to 28:02 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 shots with 1 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain (f=2500mm, F10.0)
with SBIG DSS7 spectrometer (slit width: 0.05mm)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201 XT
Cooled CCD Camera: SBIG ST-402ME (Cooling Temp.: -25°C)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.




This page has displayed the optical image of comet 2013R1 Lovejoy positioned in northern part of Bootes of dawn northeast skies, and its spectrogram taken with an amateur-oriented spectrometer.
Same as other many comets, coma of the comet has emission bands of carbon molecular (C2, C3) called "swan band", moreover lines of the cyan (CN), the radical of ammonia (NH2), and so on.
  The 1st optical image: View angle: 1.5×2.3°





2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Dec 7 & 8, 2013

2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Nov 30, 2013


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