Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy

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 Observations started at the first of December 2013

Th. Boeckel


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

VIDEO (1280p)

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

Lovejoy by m.Rietzemr

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)


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