Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2

Click image to view the highest image resolution



Lovejoy C2014 Q2 is rapidly growing brighter as it makes its closest approach to the Sun in early January! It is easily seen through 10x50 binoculars and is a majestic sight through a 16 inch reflector. This eleven minute exposure was through a 16” scope and a KAF8300 chip. Distinct streamers emanate from the nucleus.



Date Imaged       :

December 17, 2014

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

11 minutes

Filter       :

LRGB 5:2:2:2 minutes 3x3

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio