Category: comets

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy : 30 Apr. 2017

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: an extreme image (30 Apr. 2017)

Despite the extreme observing conditions, we could capture comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy again, obtaining a precious documentation of its fate. The image above comes from the sigma clipping combination of six, 60-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely...

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy : 25 Apr. 2017

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: an image (25 Apr. 2017)

While observing conditions are, day after day, more difficult because of its small solar elongation, we continue to observe comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy while its fades, after its nucleus disintegrated. The image above comes from the...

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy : 24 Apr. 2017

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: an image (24 Apr. 2017)

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy was imaged again, the day after its perihelion. It continues to fade, while dissolving, also being more difficult to see, because of the decreasing solar elongation. The image above comes from...

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: 17 Apr. 2017

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: an image (17 Apr. 2017)

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy is now clearly fading and we continue imaging it while it travel to its perihelion. The image above comes from the sigma clipping combination of twelve, 60-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely taken with...

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy, a close-up: 16 Apr. 2017

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: an image (16 Apr. 2017)

On 16 Apr. 2017, we collected new images of comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy, while it still looked significantly fainter than a few days earlier. The image above comes from the sigma clipping combination of five, 60-seconds exposures,...

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy, a close-up: 14 Apr. 2017

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: an image (14 Apr. 2017)

While the Moon is now heavily affecting its observation, comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy is still imaged on daily basis, while it approaches its perihelion (24 Apr. 2017). The image above comes from the sigma clipping combination...

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: 09 Apr. 2017

Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: an image (09 Apr. 2017)

With the full Moon making observations quite critical, we continue to follow up comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy and its tail evolution. The image above comes from the sigma clipping combination of ten, 60-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely taken with...

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