Comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy on Feb 14, 2015


Date & Time: Feb 14 2015, from 18:55 to 19:15 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 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: Feb 14 2015, from 18:47 to 19:35 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 3min. exposed
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





Date & Time: Feb 14 2015, from 19:13 to 19:31 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: BORG 60ED with a conversion lens (f=245mm, F4.1)
with IDAS LPS-V3 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4256×2832)
Device Size...FX Format (36×24mm)
Sensitivity...ISO2500, White Balance...Daylight




The comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy in that day has positioned between Andromeda and Perseus, I could observe the coma with a visual brightness of about 5th magnitude. Although the ion tail looks dimmer than that in last month, a length is keeping a bit shorter than 10 degrees. And in that day the comet was lying about 3.3 degrees south of a bright planetary nebula of M76.
  The 1st image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1800mm. (View angle: 0.47×0.70°)
  The 2nd image has been cropped with an equivalent f=600mm. (View angle: 1.42×2.12°)
  The 3rd image: View angle: 8.40×5.58°





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