Comet C/2012 F6 (LEMMON)

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013
C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) was discovered on 23 March 2012 in the constellation of Leo by A. R. Gibbs using the 1.5-m telescope at the Mt. Lemmon Survey. This is a long-period comet (the perod is appr. 8000 years). The comet peaked at an apparent magnitude of about 5m. Here the comet is photographed on the morning of May 6th. 2013 when it was very close to the 6.54 mag star HD 1375. In the bottom centre can be spotted the tiny galaxy UGC 156.


Object details:

Right Ascension 00:16:13 (h:m:s)
Declination +12:36:47 (deg:m:s)
Magnitude 5.7 m
Distance -
Apparent Dimension - (arc min)

Image details:


Center of field RA 00:16:13 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +12:36:47 (deg:m:s)
Size 57.5 x 43.3 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.6 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 178 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" f 3,6 Astrograph (ASA)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Camera: FLI MicroLine 8300 CCD camera
Filters: Red, Green, Blue, Astrodon
Dates/Times: 11 May 2013
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: L: 5x2min,R: 5x2min, G: 5x2min, B: 5x2min., Bin 1
  Total Exposure Time - 40 min
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction,
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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