Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy: an image (14 Nov. 2013)

Comet C/2012 S1 Lovejoy: 14 Nov. 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 Lovejoy: 14 Nov. 2013

While comet Ison is now the true cometary star out there, comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy is just amazing and truly beautiful: this is a lucky season, as for comets!  

On 14 Nov. the PlaneWave 17″ robotic unit was requested to point this comet and started capturing images.  The sky was just fine.

Above is the combination of 4, 180-seconds exposures, registered against the motion of the comet, also tracked by the robotic mount of the telescope. The ion tail is also visible.

 

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