Lovejoy C2013 R1

Lovejoy C2013 R1

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Comet Lovejoy C2013 R1 is surprisingly bright and easy to spot through 10x50 binoculars. It is currently 1.19AU from the Sun and appears brighter than ISON with a distance of 0.9AU. Lovejoy is nearing the zenith during early morning and is a beautiful sight through a 5” refractor. This image is a composite of eight one minute exposures with a 29.4’ x 44.6’ field of view. An ion tail is faintly visible.

Date Imaged       :

November 5, 2013

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5

Camera       :

D7000 iso6400

Exposure       :

8 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio