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C/2017 E4 Lovejoy

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Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
02/04/2017 - 04:04
Object
C/2017 E4 Lovejoy
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
C11 + FLI CCD
Exposure
10x60s
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Clouds arrived near dawn this morning which made imaging Terry Lovejoy's latest (C/2017 E4) a bit of a pain. I had to wait for it to rise above my neighbour's house and then enter a clear gap between clouds. By the time it appeared the sky was very bright but I did get a 10 minute gap and the image shows the thin ion tail. This image has a FoV of approx 30 x 20 arcmin. At the time it was taken the Sun was only 13.5 deg below the horizon.

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dawson's picture

A lovely demonstration of the anatomy of a comet.

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