Comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy on Jan 24, 2015


Date & Time: Jan 24 2015, from 21:49 to 22:12 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 3min. 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: Jan 24 2015, from 21:46 to 22:02 JST(+0900), 3min. × 6shots
Jan 24 2015, from 22:06 to 22:22 JST(+0900), 3min. × 6shots
Mosaic of 2 flames
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP 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





Comet Lovejoy & The Pleades, California Nebula

Date & Time: Jan 24 2015, from 22:32 to 22:51 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (f=35mm, F3.2)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX 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




The comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy in that day has positioned at north edge of Aries. Although the coma looks smaller than that in last week, the brightness is keeping 4th magnitude, I could detect it easily with naked eyes. The 2nd image can show us that the comet has a well-proportioned straight-shaped ion tail with a length of about 5 degrees. And in that day the comet, the Pleiades and the California Nebula are forming a triangle.
  The 1st image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1800mm. (View angle: 0.70×0.47°)
  The 2nd image: View angle: 4.12×1.38°
  The 2nd image: View angle: 35.3×24.0°





2014Q2 Lovejoy on Feb 11, 2015

2014Q2 Lovejoy on Jan 23, 2015


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