Comet C2013R1 (Lovejoy) near M 44 (Praesepe)


    12" ASA - 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 passing near the open star cluster M 44 (Praesepe) on the night of November 8th between 00:30 and 01:20 LT ( 22:30 – 23:20 on Nov 7th UT). Three panel mosaic, each panel is a 3x2 min LRGB combination. Other information can be found in the object's details table below. 


Object details:

Right Ascension 08:44:26 (h:m:s)
Declination +19:42:56 (deg:m:s)
Magnitude 10.2 m
Distance 1.29 (AU)
Apparent Dimension - (arc min)

Image details:


Center of field RA 08:44:26 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +19:42:56 (deg:m:s)
Size 3.12 x 1.09 (deg)
Pixel scale: 6.2 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 178 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:3x2 min; R:3x2 min, G:3x2 min, B:3x2 min Bin 1, Total Exposure Time - 96 min.
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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