Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on 1.01.2015


12" ASA - LRGB

      Size: 2000 px    
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2014
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy using a 0.2-meter (8 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. It is is a long-period comet.By December 2014 the comet had brightened to roughly magnitude 7.4 making it a small telescope and binoculars target. By mid-December the comet was visible to the naked eye for experienced observers with dark skies. This image shows the comet on January 1st 2015, when the comet was less than 30° from the Moon.

Image details:


Center of field RA 04:59:11 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -17:07:43 (deg:m:s)
Size 72.4 x 52.7 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -71.9 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: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 1. 01. 2015
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:3x2 min; R:3x2 min, G:3x2 min, B:3x2 min Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 24 min
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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