Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2

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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