Comet C2013R1 (Lovejoy)

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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.

Photographed on November 23th between 00:00 and 03:30 LT ( 22:00 on Nov 22nd – 01:30 on Nov 23rd, UT). There was taken three image sets:

- RGB with siderial tracking

- RGB with comet's nucleous tracking

- two L (clear) frames- 600 sec each for two frame mosaic

Image details

Center of field RA 12:33:43 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +42:14:29 (deg:m:s)
Size 36 x 36 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.04 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -1.33 degrees E of N


RC 12"

Optic(s): RC 12" with Astro-Physics corrector @ f/5 (RC)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Premium
Camera: ATIK 4000 M
Filters: Astronomik II: Lum, Red, Green, Blue, Ha, OIII and SII
Dates/Times: 23.11.2013
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L: 2 x 10 min R: 5x2 min, G: 5x2 min, B:5x2 min, Bin 1
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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