Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2

Comet ISON 2012/S1

 Observations started on 24th December 2014

Th. Boeckel

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Graphic by NASA JPL Small-Body Database Browser


Update: 21st Feb.2015; Auerberg near Schongau, Südbayern

Lovejoy near Little Dumbbell nebula

Newton 900mm f4.5, 120sec, ASA 800, Canon 50D

Update: 12/13th Feb. 2015; Auerberg near Schongau, South Bavaria Germany

Lovejoys estimated appearance (mag ca.4.9)*

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel

Lovejoy near Andromeda M31: 12 Feb. 2015 mit 90mm, f3.2,100sec, ASA 800, Canon 5D

Video 1 25Mb      Video2 6Mb

Video  on 12 Feb. 2015: Newton 900mm f4.5, 90x120sec, ASA 1600 f3.2  Canon 5D
 
3  hours shrinked to 6 Seconds. Nice moving plasma cloud. And you can see the rotation of the comet.

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel     Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel1

13th Jan. 2015 mit Newton 900mm f4.5, 2x120sec ASA 1600, Canon 5D


Update: 19th Jan. 2015; Jachenau-Lenggries

Lovejoys estimated appearance (mag ca.4.0)*

    

Comet Lovejoy ca. 9,5° near the Pleiades

19th Jan. 2015 UT  19:30, 140mm f2.8; 123sec, 800 ASA, Canon 5d

Update: 16th Jan. 2015; Germerswang, Fürstenfeldbruck

Lovejoys estimated appearance  (mag 3.7-4.0)*.

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel   

Comet Lovejoy near Pleiades and in the German Television, ZDF-heute-journal on 19th of Jan.2015 :-)

16th Jan.2015 UT  21:00, 160mm f3.2; 120sec, 800 ASA, Canon 5d

Update: 13th Jan.2015; Auerberg near Schongau, South Bavaria Germany

Lovejoys estimated appearance  (mag 3.7-4.0)*.

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel    Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel

Comet Lovejoy with its strong tail

Left on Coma, right on stars: 13th Jan. 2015 UT 20:07, Newton 900mm f4,5; 7x90 sec, 1600 ASA, Canon 50d 

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel    Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel    Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel

 The small green spot over the Alps under the constallation Pleiades is comet Lovejoy (Right up). Left down the Palais of Neuschwanstein .

Left and right: 13th Jan. 2015 UT  20:35, 24mm f2.8; 12sec, 1600 ASA, Canon 5d

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel    Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel    Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel

 Comet Lovejoy is drifting towards the Pleiades (8,2° at 17th of Jan.) , right the passing of the constellation Taurus

Left:  13th Jan. 2015 UT  20:30, 300mm (APS 500mm) f4; 120sec, 800 ASA, Canon 50d  Middle and right: UT  21:00, 70-200mm f2.8; 120sec, 800 ASA, Canon 5d

Update: 11th Jan. 2015; Ritten near Bozen, Südtirol

Lovejoys estimated appearance  (mag 4.0-4,2)*.

           Komet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel

Left: 1rst Nov. 2014, Newton 900mm f4,5; 2x90 sec, 800 ASA, Canon 50d  Right: 1rst Nov. 2014, 300mm (APS 500mm) f4; 120sec, 800 ASA, Canon 50d

Komet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 by Boeckel

Comet Lovejoy develops a strong dust tail

300mm (APS 500mm) f4; 120sec, 800 ASA, Canon 50d


Update: 24th Dec.2014; Auerberg near Schongau, South Bavaria Germany

Lovejoys appearance as a midnight comet (mag 5.0-5.3)*.

   

The comet over the Bavarian Alps

 The small green spot over the alps is the Christmas comet Lovejoy. Because of light pollution only visible in binoculars. Left down the Palais of Neuschwanstein .

Left: 24th Dec,12 UT 00:35, Tele 100mm f2.8; 7 sec, 1600 ASA, Canon 5d      Right: 24th Dec UT 01:35, Newton 900mm f4,5; 3x57 sec, 1600 ASA, Canon 50d


*mag  = > light magnitude. Up to apprx. mag 4-5 stars are visible  in the city with the naked eye, in very dark areas to mag 6. --> The more high numerical value is given, the more weak are the objects.


ALL comet reports

  Lovejoy C/2014 Q2   C/2013 R1 Lovejoy  C/2012 S1 ISON   C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS   P1/2009 Garradd    

  C103P/ Hartley        2/09 N3 Lulin          11/08 Holmes        1/07 McNaught    10/06  Swan M4  

  5/06  SchwWAch  1/05  Machholz     5/04: Q4/Neat     3/01: Ikeya-Zhang

    


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