Comet C2013R1 (Lovejoy)


    12" ASA - LRGB

12" ASA - Mean combine w. Poisson Sigma clipping - LRGB

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013
The comet C2013R1 (Lovejoy) was discovered on September 9th 2013 by the Australian hobby astronomer Terry Lovejoy. At the time of discovery the 14 mag comet was in the constellation of Monoceros near to the border with Orion. Here the comet is photographed on the night of November 8th between 00:30 and 03:50 LT ( 23:00 – 00:50 on Nov 7th - 8th ). 8 x 5min LRGB exposures guided on the comet's nuclei (using the comet tracking capability of the ASA DDM 85 mount) + 3x2min RGB with siderial tracking. Other information can be found in the object's details table below. 


Object details:

Right Ascension 08:49:02 (h:m:s)
Declination +19:56:37 (deg:m:s)
Magnitude 9.2 m
Distance 1.20 (AU)
Apparent Dimension - (arc min)

Image details:


Center of field RA 08:49:02 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +19:56:37 (deg:m:s)
Size 73.9 x 54.3 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.6 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -176 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 8.11.2013
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:10x5 min; R:7x2 min, G:7x2 min, B:7x2 min Bin 1, Total Exposure Time - 92 min
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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