Sunday, January 11, 2015

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) in the company of colourful stars.





Digital sketch of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on Sunday 11 January 2015, 18:10 UTC

Instrument: Pentax PCF 10x50 Porro Prism Binoculars with 2.2 Degree Angle of View
Wind: moderate. Transparency: good.

Positional ephemeris and planetarium at time of sketch:
http://theskylive.com/planetarium?obj=c2014q2&date=2015-01-11&h=18&m=10#lat|84.63831260985|lon|301.29849537039996|fov|40

Screenshot from http://theskylive.com/

















Located in the constellation of Taurus.
Right Ascension: 03h 50m 24s
Declination: +06° 51’ 42” (J2000)
Distance from Sun: 197.43 Million Km
Distance from Earth: 72.11 Million Km
Magnitude: 6.01; Solar Elongation: 124.9°
Rise: 13:52 Transit: 20:26 Set: 03:03 UTC,

Comet not visible by the naked eye.


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