Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
Observations started at the first of December 2013
Update: 07th of December, and 11th of December 2013 Ritten, Bolzano, Italia
Lovejoy appearance as a morning comet (mag 4.0-4.5)*.
On the left image the comet 12° over horizon, and on the right Lovejoy 32° over the horizon together with M13 Hercules
Left 07.December ; 2x 9sec, ASA 1600, Canon 120mm Canon 5D; Right 11.December; 85sec, ASA 400, Canon 200mm f3.5 Canon 5D.
Left: 12-11, 24 x 120sec, ASA800, Newton 8", f4.5,Canon50D; Right: 12-11, 3 x 120sec, ASA800, Newton 8", f4.5,Canon50D
Comet movement ~ 50 minutes
Left 12-07;4 x 120sec ~... Right 12-07; 2 x 120sec, ASA800, Newton 8", f4.5,Canon50D
Both 12-07; 2 x 120sec, ASA800, Nikon 300mm, f3.2,Canon50D
An exposure from Martin shows the dust-tail. Taken on top of the Wildspitz-Station
Update: 04.12.2013 Auerberg, Bavaria
Left: 2 x 120sec, ASA800, Nikon 300mm, f3.2,Canon50D, Right: ~ ...Newton 8", f4.5
Update: 02.12.2013 Auerberg, Bavaria
Lovejoy as evening comet 12°degrees over the horizon (mag 4,5).
3x60sec, ASA800, Newton 8",Canon50D
*mag = > light magnitude: Up to mag +3-4 stars are visible nearby cities with the naked eye, in very dark areas the seeing limit can reach up to mag +6-7.
The more higher numerical value is given, the more weaker are the objects. E.g. - 4,7 mag, Venus glittering; - 1,0 Sirius, brightest star; +3,5 M31 Andromeda, pale shiny oval)
All comet observations from 2001 up to now ..