Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

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3 Panel Mosaic image of comet Q2 Lovejoy using a Stellarvue SV130 EDT scope @ f5 and a STL 11K camera

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

About this object

This image of Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy was taken at the SDR star party in S Florida on 21 Jan. Its comprised of a 3 image mosaic. The large bulge in the comet tail was probably caused by a tail disconnection event that occurred on 20 Jan or early 21 Jan. Images taken on the evening of 20 Jan did not show this. A smaller disruption in the tail can be seen near the center of the image.

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV130 EDT Triplet Refractor with flattener reducer @f5
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: SBIG STL 11K
  • Filters: SBIG LRGB filter set
  • Exposure: LRGB 12min through each filter
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8
  • Location: SDR star party
  • Date: 21 Jan 15
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