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Comet Lemmon 5.2.2013: This comet with the designation C/2012 F6 (Lemmon), which was discovered by A.R.Gibbs in the Mount Lemmon Survey on March 23,2012 can now be observed with binoculars in the constellation of Octans. Compared to its appearance in January 2013 it has now developped a long tail.The brighter star close to the tail is Chi Octantis.

The images were recorded on Feb 5, 2013 between 21:06 - 23:19 UT from Somerset West, South Africa.

 



Object Comet Lemmon 5.2.13
Category Sun, Moon, Planets
Designation C/2012 F6 (Lemmon)
Constellation Octans
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 1 x 5min each for starfield, 6x5min each RGB for comet, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image aquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar and Astro Professional 80mm f/7 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color code RGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 5 Feb 2013
Remark Exposure from 21:06 - 23:19 UT, 5-2-2013
 
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