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Binocular comet Lovejoy - 5.1.2015 at 18.00 - 5.1.2015 at 23.00 Varkaus Observation number 32901

Visibility III / V

Veli-Pekka Hentunen, Warkauden Kassiopeia

Comet C / 2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was shot in Härkämäki on Monday 5 January 2015 between 6 pm and 11 pm. The target was in the low southeastern sky. A full moon hampered filming. Photographers Veli-Pekka Hentunen and Tuomo Salmi. A combined image (15 × 60 s) of images taken with a CRV filter. The widespread multi-part tail is partially visible.

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

14 ″ Celestron C14 XLT (CGE), 3910 / 355.6, f / 11 and Paramount ME stand; Santa Barbara Instrument Group (SBIG) ST-8XME CCD camera; 15 × 60 sec

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