Comets C2012 X1 (LINEAR) and C2013 R1 (Lovejoy)

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013
On the morning of February 6, 2014 the comets C2012 X1 (LINEAR) and C2013 R1 (LOVEJOY) were at about 2° apart from each other. This is quite a rare case of apparent approaching of two comets. This 2 panel mosaic displays them at 5:40 LT (3:40 UT). Each panel is a 2 min. LRGB composition.

Image details:


Center of field RA 18:15:26 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +05:32:14 (deg:m:s)
Size 3.14 x 1.3 (deg)
Pixel scale: 5.65 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -90.1 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: 6.02.2014
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:1x2 min; R:1x2 min, G:1x2 min, B:1x2 min Bin 2, Two panel mosaic
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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