Comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy on Mar 14, 2015


Date & Time: Mar 16 2015, from 19:27 to 19:56 JST(+0900)
Composed 106 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: Mar 14 2015, from 19:15 to 19:51 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 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




This page shows you the comet 2014Q2 Lovejoy a month later of my previous observation. In that day the comet positioned at about 30 arc minutes south of delta Cas, I could detect the 6th magnitude coma clearly through a finderscope. The dust tail can be seen stretched in NNE with a length of about 1.5 degrees. An open cluster of M103 can be seen in upper left hand side of the second image.
  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°)





2014Q2 Lovejoy on Aug 15, 2015

2014Q2 Lovejoy on Feb 14, 2015


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