Comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy on Jan 9, 2015


Date & Time: Jan 9 2015, from 19:28 to 19:52 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: Jan 9 2015, from 19:28 to 19:52 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: BORG 67FL with a conversion lens (f=255mm, F3.8)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF 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...ISO800




The comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy in that day has positioned in southern region of Taurus, I could observe under fairly good condition due to higher elevation. The coma has a brightness of about 4th or 5th magnitude. The second image shows an ion tail with a large-scaled disturbance, irregularities can be observed clearly.
  The 1st image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1600mm. (View angle: 0.79×0.53°)
  The 2nd image has been cropped with an equivalent f=300mm. (View angle: 4.25×2.84°)





2014Q2 Lovejoy on Jan 10, 2015

2014Q2 Lovejoy on Dec 29, 2014


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