Comet 2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Jan 5, 2014


Date & Time: Jan 4 2014, from 28:54 to 29:15 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 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 TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Hiraiso, Hitachi-naka city, Ibaraki pref.

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





Date & Time: Jan 4 2014, from 28:54 to 29:16 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: BORG 60ED with a conversion lens (f=297mm, F5.0)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Hiraiso, Hitachi-naka city, Ibaraki pref.

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




The comet 2013R1 Lovejoy in that day for my first observation in the year of 2014 has positioned at about 6.5 degrees northeast of alpha Herculis. I could observe the coma with 6th magnitude in brightness in lower eastern dawn skies. The diameter of the coma can be estimated about 5 arc minutes, and the comet has an ion tail with a length of a bit shorter than 3 degrees. The second image can show that the dust tail looks a bit warped.
  The 1st image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1350mm. (View angle: 0.63×0.94°)
  The 2nd image: View angle: 2.84×4.25°





2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Feb 1, 2014

2013R1 Lovejoy on early morning of Dec 29, 2013


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