Comet Lovejoy mosaic

José J. Chambó Bris
Location of photo
Mayhill, New Mexico (USA)
Date/Time of photo
Takahashi Takahashi FSQ Fluorite refractor + SBIG STL-11000M camera 3x(L:1×180 Bin1 + RGB:1x60 Bin2)
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on January 16, 2015 at its best. In this image, composed by a mosaic of three frames and covering a field of 7 x 3.5 degrees, the comet shows a powerful coma of 40' wide shinning at 4th magnitude. A long gassy tail is thrown toward East in which can be see several jets opening in angle. Manifold details are perceived in these streamers, ripples, knots and a disconnection at 2 degrees from nucleus.
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