Comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy on Feb 11, 2015


Date & Time: Feb 11 2015, from 19:19 to 19:37 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 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: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

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





Date & Time: Feb 11 2015, from 18:49 to 19:04 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 3min. 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: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

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




The comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy in Feb 2015 has moved north to the eastern region of Andromeda in higher evening skies. The coma brightness has been down to about 5th magnitude and about half the visual diameter compared with that in last month, I could observe that the comet has kept its activity yet stretching a splendid bluish ion tail with a length of over 10 degrees.
  The 1st image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1350mm. (View angle: 0.94×0.63°)
  The 2nd image has been cropped with an equivalent f=300mm. (View angle: 4.25×2.84°)





2014Q2 Lovejoy on Feb 14, 2015

2014Q2 Lovejoy on Jan 24, 2015


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