Saturday, January 17, 2015

Un comète spectaculaire!

Inverted image of the sketch made of Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2


Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2
14 January 2015
RA: 03:31:53; DEC: 13:42:42
Time: 19:37 UT
C14 scope. 
25mm Wide field Hi-Lux Plossl Celestron eyepiece

Approximate magnitude: 5.0 (next to 5F Tau)

The coma is big, circular, grey/greenish with a fairly bright, central condensation. The outer coma was evident but very diffuse. A slight glow was observed along the location of the tail.

The sky was clear with no wind or moonlight. 12 Deg C.

For accurate position of the comet in the night sky at the time of observation:
http://theskylive.com/planetarium?obj=c2014q2&date=2015-01-14&h=19&m=35#lat|77.251244372|lon|300.63162615740004|fov|21


LEFT: Sketch using graphite blender. RIGHT: Intensity sketch made at the eyepiece
















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