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Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2

Classification: Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2
Constellation: Imaged in Taurus
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Date & Location: 01-16-2015 Little Blair Valley, CA
Exposure: RGB 7 ea. @ 2min. (bin 1x1)
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL @ f/5.23 using an Astro-Physics TCC160 F/L 941mm
Mount: Atros-Physics 1200 GTO / ATS 10x36 Pier.
Camera: FLI-ML6303E @-30c / CFW2-7 / FLI-Atlas focuser / Guided by SBIG ST-I / w OAG.
Filters: Astrodon G2 RGB
Software: MaxImDL 6.07, Photoshop CS5, CCDStack 2.82, Topaz Labs.

Notes: Sky conditions: Above average seeing, No wind, Temp low 30°
Image Field of view is 65 x 100 arcmin.
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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy using a 0.2-meter (8 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. It was discovered at apparent magnitude 15 in the southern constellation of Puppis. It is the fifth comet discovered by Terry Lovejoy
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