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 1st between 01:00 and 03:50 LT ( 23:00 on Oct 31th – 00:50 on Nov 1st, UT). 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 08:04:18 (h:m:s)
Declination +11:01:37 (deg:m:s)
Magnitude 10.2 m
Distance 1.25 (AU)
Apparent Dimension - (arc min)

Image details:


Center of field RA 08:04:18 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +11:01:37 (deg:m:s)
Size 25.9 x 26.3 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.05 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -2.33 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
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,
Dates/Times: 1.11.2013
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:4x3 min; R:4x3 min, G:4x3 mi, B:4x3 min Bin 1, Total Exposure Time - 48 min
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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