Comet Lovejoy Receding

by User 1
(uploaded February 01, 2014)

C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) begins to fade away as it recedes from the Sun on February 1, 2014. It's now at magnitude 7.5, about a dozen times dimmer than at its peak at magnitude 5.

Comet Lovejoy Receding
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Exposure info:
Combination of 12 frames of 30 seconds at ISO 1600.

Equipment:
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
ES ED80-CF (80mm f/6 refractor)
iOptron ZEQ25GT
Astro Tech 2" Field Flattener

Field Center:18h11m56.51s, 7°51'42.25"
Field Size:2.15669° × 1.43884°
Field Rotation:up is 298.768° E of N
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