Comet C2013R1 (Lovejoy) at M 63 (Sunflower Galaxy)


    12" ASA - LRGB      
    Size: 2000 px      
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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 photographed on the night of November 25th between 05:00 and 06:00 LT ( 02:00 – 03:00 UT) when passing near Messier 63 (Sunflower Galaxy). 5 x 1 min. LRGB exposures. Other information can be found in the object's details table below. 


Object details:

Right Ascension 13:14:34 (h:m:s)
Declination +42:39:18 (deg:m:s)
Magnitude 7.2 m
Distance 0.80 (AU)
Apparent Dimension - (arc min)

Image details:


Center of field RA 13:14:34 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +42:39:18 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.71 x 1.2 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.6 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -85.9 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:5x1 min; R:5x1 min, G:5x1 min, B:5x1 min Bin 1,
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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