Comet C2013R1 (Lovejoy)



12" ASA - LRGB

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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 December 4th between 04:00 and 06:00 LT ( 01:00 – 03:00 UT). 4 x 60 sec. LRGB exposures. Other information can be found in the object's details table below. Please check also the video below to see the comet's proper motion as well as the dynamicly changing structures in the comet's tail. This video is available also on our Video page .



Image details:


Center of field RA 15:24:15 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +39:04:46 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.79 x 1.16 (deg)
Pixel scale: 3.2 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -85.7 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: 4.12.2013
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:4x1 min; R:4x1 min, G:4x1 min, B:4x1 min Bin 21,
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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