C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Observed:  Points: 1

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as of 10/22/2021 9:44 p.m.

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General Info

as of 10/22/2021 9:44 p.m.

TypeComet
Constellation Ophiuchus
Magnitude40.95
Peak Magnitude 4.13 (Jan. 10, 2015)
OrbitsSun
Right ascension17:57:47.93 (Hours)
Declination-6:21:18.0 (Deg)
Distance from Earth19.22175AU
Closest Approach Jan. 7, 2015 (0.469AU)
Distance from Sun18.76244AU
Elongation61:11:05.6

Probably the best comet of 2014

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

I never did go out and see it with a telescope, wish I did but I guess I'll wait for the next bright(ish) comet.

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Opticron Imagic TGA WP 10x50
1 points

This was the second session with this comet. A combination of binos for visual and a bit of widefield photography to capture this comet (DSLR + iOptron Skytracker V2). Started by locating the comet with my binos and rigged the iOptron and DSLR after that. Wanted to get both the comet and the Pleiades in frame. This is my, so far, sixth observed comet.

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