Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 Tail Disconnection

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 Tail Disconnection

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Two images on successive nights with identical equipment and exposures show the tail of Comet Lovejoy C2014 Q2 apparently dimming and undergoing a disconnection event! The images are 3 degrees wide.

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 Tail Disconnection

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Date Imaged       :

December 23 and 24, 2014

Lens       :

Borg 77ED at f/4.3

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

30 minutes

Filter       :

L 3 x 5 minutes RGB 5 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy G11

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio