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Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1

Comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 7 September 2013 by Terry Lovejoy. C/2013 R1 made its closest approach to Earth on 19 November 2013 at a distance of 0.3967 AU (59,350,000 km), and reached an apparent magnitude of about 4.5. The comet will come to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on 22 December 2013 at a distance of 0.81AU from the Sun. More details here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2013_R1.

Location / Exposure date

Mauna Keratea Obs 9/12/2013

Τelescope

TS APO 65Q - 65mm f/6,5 Quadruplet Astrograph

Mount

Celestron CGE Pro EQ Mount

Camera

QHY9 KAF 8300 mono CCD

Guiding

TS Finder 8x50,QHY5LII, PHD Guide

Filters / Subexposures

L 3x180 sec bin 2x, RGB 1x120sec bin 2x

Total Exposure time

15 minutew

Software

Nebulosity 3, Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinshight, Photoshop CC.

 

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