Comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy on Dec 20, 2014


Date & Time: Dec 20 2014, from 24:00 to 24:15 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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





Date & Time: Dec 20 2014, from 24:27 to 24:42 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & SBIG STV
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784×1848)
Device Size...DX format(24×16mm)
Sensitivity...ISO3200, White Balance...Daylight




The comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy in that day has positioned at eastern part of Columba, the 6th magnitude coma can be detected with a portable binocular clearly. Although the scope-aided eyes cannot recognize, the images can show you a clear ion tail stretched in north direction with a length of about 2 degrees.
  The 1st image: View angle: 0.63×0.42°
  The 2nd image: View angle: 1.13×1.69°





2014Q2 Lovejoy on Dec 27, 2014

2014Q2 Lovejoy on Dec 14, 2014


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