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 Post subject: Re: Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:04 am 
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It's faded down to 11th magnitude now, but is still within the scope of the BRT's Galaxy Camera (a C14 telescope operating at f/5.3):
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File comment: Stack of five Galaxy Camera images of 2-3 mins from 6th & 7th April
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The comet is moving relative to the background stars, so they each appear in several places in this composite image.


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 Post subject: Re: Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 8:00 am 
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The comet has faded to below 12th magnitude now, and is in the south of Ophiuchus near to Scorpius.
But it's still just possible to track it using the BRT Galaxy Camera:
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File comment: C/2013 R1 on 29-May-2014. 3x 3-min (using B,V & R filters) with C14 at f/5.3
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Even the brightest stars in this field are fainter than 12th magnitude.


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 Post subject: Re: Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:49 am 
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It's now down to 14th magnitude, but I still found it in a pair of BRT Galaxy Camera images from last night:
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File comment: Animation of comet Lovejoy on 4-Jul, from 2x 3-min images from BRT Galaxy Camera
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(the images were taken only 20 mins apart, but the 'scope did meridian flip between them)


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