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Binocular comet Lovejoy - 6.1.2015 at 19.30 Helsinki Observation number 32880

Visibility III / V

Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

Lovejoy go to cool in the low southern sky. With binoculars, an 8x42 comet was found as a fog ball when you knew where to look. When shooting with a small lens tube, the one-time exposures were maximum, otherwise the comet went streaked. Still, the rising full moon and light pollution in Helsinki grayed out the picture.

Attached is 8x1min exposure with restraint and to reveal a dim tail when treated more aggressively. North is in the pictures at the top, east on the left, the area of the image field is 55 'x 35'. The brightest star on the left side of the image is HIP20628 mag 7.46.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
    • Keskitaso
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • 4.5
  • Title for the comet
    • Binocular comet
Technical information

Orion 80/600 ED lens tube. Atik-314L + camera, UVIR-block. 8x60s. FOV 55'x35 '.

Comments: 3 pcs
Emma Bruus - 11.1.2015 at 10.50 Report this

Heeeeei, tässähän näyttäisi olevan himpun pyrstöä mukana!

Markku Kaakkolammi - 12.1.2015 at 00.52 Report this

Olisi mukavaa, jos havainnon yhteydessä mainittaisiin tähdistö, jossa komeetta oli havaintohetkellä :)

Tapio Lahtinen - 12.1.2015 at 08.45 Report this

Ursan kartalla on Lovejoy-komeetta merkitty (mukava juttu että nämä ajankohtaiset vierailijat ilmestyvät sinne).

Ursan kartta.

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