Comet Lovejoy Jan 15, 2015 (C/2014 Q2)

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About this Image

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy using a 0.2-meter (8 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. It was discovered at apparent magnitude 15 in the southern constellation of Puppis. In January 2015, it brightened to roughly magnitude 4, and became one of the brightest comets located high in a dark sky since comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) in 1997

Technical Details


Takahashi FSQ-85, FL 450mm

Mount Chart32 fork mount piggyback
Camera Nikon D810A with remote timer
Date Jan 15, 2015
Location CTIO Chile
Sky Conditions mag 21.5 sky, temperature 10-15 C
Exposure 10x5min at ISO800 combined
Programs used ImagesPlus
Photoshop CS5