Comet 2014 Q2 Lovejoy

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Re: Comet 2014 Q2 Lovejoy

#25 Post by rwilkinson » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:27 am

Nearly ten months after I first saw it, this comet is still visible - albeit down to around 12th magnitude.
I managed to capture it with my C8 early last night (before the Moon got too bright), between Hercules and Corona Borealis:
C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy on 30-Sep. 61 exposures of between 1 & 2 mins using HX916 on C8 SCT at f/3.3
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(the dazzlingly bright star in the image is Sigma CrB, which is only 5th magnitude! And the diffraction-spike was caused by a telephone-line in the line-of-sight at the start of the session)

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