Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on 15.01.2015 - seven panel mosaic



      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 7 panel mosaic taken in L filter and using the comet tracking capability of the DDM 85 mount shows the comet on January 15th 2015. A 7 frames LRGB mosaic cah be found here. Another 2 frame mosaic can be seen here.

Image details:


Center of field RA 03:38:01 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE 03:38:01 (deg:m:s)
Size 5.47 x 6.56 (deg)
Pixel scale: 11.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -72.3 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: 15. 01. 2015
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:7x2 min; R:7x2 min, G:7x2 min, B:7x2 min Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 56 min
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction, 7 panel mosaic
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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