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 October 28 between 00:50 and 01:50 LT ( 22:50 – 23:50 on Oct 27th, UT), the comet was in the constellation Canis Minor, some 3.5 degrees northwest from Procyon (Alpha CMI), The proper motion of the comet was : 0.0445 arcsecs/sec on RA and 0.0342 arcsecs/sec on DE. Other information can be found in the object's details table below. 


Object details:

Right Ascension 07:45:48 (h:m:s)
Declination +07:29:27 (deg:m:s)
Magnitude 10.3 m
Distance 1.29 (AU)
Apparent Dimension - (arc min)

Image details:


Center of field RA 07:45:48 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +07:29:27 (deg:m:s)
Size 77.1 x 57.5 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 4.21 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 4.03 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 / 18.08.2013
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: R:5x2 min, G:5x2 min, B:5x2 min Bin 1, Total Exposure Time - 30 min
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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