28 February 2015

Comet Lovejoy mosaic (Jan.16,2015)

By José J. Chambó Bris
http://cometografia.es )

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on January 16, 2015 at its best. In this image, composed by a mosaic of three
 frames and covering a field of 7 x 3.5 degrees, the comet shows a powerful coma of 40' wide shinning at 4th
 magnitude. A long gassy tail is thrown toward East in which can be see several jets opening in angle. Manifold d
etails are perceived in these streamers, ripples, knots and a disconnection
at 2 degrees from nucleus.

Tech data:
Takahashi Takahashi FSQ Fluorite refractor + SBIG STL-11000M camera 3x(L:1×180 Bin1 + RGB:1x60 Bin2)

Remotely from Mayhill, New Mexico (USA)

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