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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« on: December 24, 2014, 06:15:27 PM »
Have you guys gotten any pics or anything?



Sadly I can't go out and try to get it on my telescope cause it's cloudy today :(

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2014, 03:26:16 AM »
Tonight I took several pictures...

Among other things, I messed around with aligning images for a few minutes to see if I could detect the comet's motion and...



It moves!

The two images are spaced 14 minutes apart.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to do this over an hour or two with several pictures.

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2014, 08:47:48 PM »

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 05:08:39 PM »
this guy is some sort of professional comet finder

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Lovejoy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Lovejoy

also he can't seem to come up with any other name except his own

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2015, 10:08:57 PM »

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 04:05:54 PM »

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2015, 08:28:10 PM »
such brights

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2015, 11:47:04 PM »

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 11:06:46 PM »


also with a satellite that was caught during one of the exposures
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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2015, 12:26:11 AM »
what about the barely known star you were talking about on irc

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2015, 06:31:55 AM »
it's just above the leftmost of the three stars in a very flat V shape to the right of the comet

except it's 11th magnitude and the stacking didn't work great and the images are out of focus, so it's not really visible unless you know what you're looking for and even then it pretty much blends in with the background noise

you can see it in this picture from juliancolton, which is rotated nearly 90 degrees


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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2015, 08:48:27 PM »
I'm really surprised no one else has posted their pics here...

This is probably my best yet.


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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2015, 04:03:20 PM »
yee focus


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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2015, 02:33:03 PM »
idk how to find it!
also i dont have exposure cams

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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2015, 11:16:16 PM »
tried 25 frames instead of 10


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Re: C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2015, 09:18:02 PM »
seeing was absolute crap but nonetheless with only 9 frames the tail was easily visible