Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) near Pleiades on 17.01.2015 - 32 panel mosaic



      Size: 2000 px    
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2014
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy using a 0.2-meter (8 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. It is is a long-period comet.By December 2014 the comet had brightened to roughly magnitude 7.4 making it a small telescope and binoculars target. By mid-December the comet was visible to the naked eye for experienced observers with dark skies. This 32 panel mosaic shows the comet on January 17th 2015. Hovering the mouse over the image will show an annotated version. Smaller, but deeper 3 panel mosaic taken on the same night can be found here .

Image details:


Center of field RA 03:32:15 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE 22:11:24 (deg:m:s)
Size 7.67 x 6.31 (deg)
Pixel scale: 13.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -169 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: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 17. 01. 2015
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:32x2 min; R:32x2 min, G:32x2 min, B:32x2 min Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 256 min
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction, 32 panel mosaic
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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