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Comet Lovejoy on 11.1.2015: This comet with the designation C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) has passed the position of his closest approach to earth on its way to the sun. It can now be seen with unaided eyes.

The images were recorded on Jan 11,2015 between 19:51 - 21:09 UT from Somerset West, South Africa.

 

 



Object Comet Lovejoy on Jan 11,2015
Category Sun, Moon, Planets
Designation C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Constellation Taurus
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 4x6min L, 4x3m RGB each (2x2 binning), Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar with Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 11 Jan 2015
Remark Images from 19:51 - 21:09 UT, 11-1-2015
 
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