Comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy on Jan 23, 2015


Date & Time: Jan 23 2015, from 20:47 to 20:57 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 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: Hiraiso, Hitachi-naka city, Ibaraki pref.

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





Date & Time: Jan 23 2015, from 20:23 to 20:37 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: BORG 67FL with a conversion lens (f=255mm, F3.8)
with Astronomik CLS-CCD 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





Comet Lovejoy & The Pleades, California Nebula

Date & Time: Jan 23 2015, from 20:47 to 20:57 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (f=35mm, F3.2)
with Astronomik CLS-CCD 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 2014Q2 Lovejoy in that day has positioned at eastern region of Aries, has a coma with brightness of about 4th magnitude. These images can show you that the comet has an ion tail of over 10 degrees stretched toward between the Pleiades and the California Nebula.
  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°)
  The 3rd image: View angle: 35.3×24.0°





2014Q2 Lovejoy on Jan 24, 2015

2014Q2 Lovejoy on Jan 17, 2015


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