Comet Lovejoy, 1-22-2015


Comet Lovejoy 2015   Lovejoy is a long period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy using a 0.2-meter (8 in) Schmitt Cassegrain Telescope, It was discovered at apparent magnitude 15 in the southern constellation Puppis.  It is the fifth comet discovered by Terry Lovejoy. Its blue-green glow is the result of organic molecules (mostly diatomic Carbon and water released by the comet fluorescing under the intense UV and optical light of the Sun as it passes through space. The image was made on Jan 22 2015 with a Takahashi FS152 telescope using a focal reducer at 900mm and f6 and a FLI PL16803 camera. It is an LRGB image consisting of 14 2 minute exposures through each LRGB filter and the assembled using MaximDl and Photoshop.

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Optics: Takahashi FS152, 900mm, f6
Mount: Paramount MX+
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filters: LRGB
Dates/Times: Jan 22, 2015
Location: Earth and Sky Observatory, Jackson Hole WY
Exposure Details: L=14x120sec,2×2, R,G,B=14x120sec, 4×4, total 56 images over 1hr 52min
Processing: MaximDl & Photoshop CC2015