Comet Lovejoy 2013 R1 is Spectacular in the Morning Sky right now!
If you were disappointed with Comet ISON’s break-up last month like many, then there is another chance to see a comet! A Really Nice comet called Comet Lovejoy 2013 R1, Discovered by Terry Lovejoy of Australia, the Comet has been naked eye for many weeks now here in the Northern Hemisphere!!!
Look due East between 5:30am and 6:15am , just before dawn, its low on the horizon about 10 to 15 degrees above during this time, but it is visible to the unaided eye from a dark location… The Comet was 2.5 degrees South East of 3rd magnitude Star 65 Delta Herculis....Easily visible in Binoculars, looks awesome through any telescope, even telephotos lens capture it well,...
Even a simple camera on a tripod and 50 mm lens will capture it if you use a fast ISO 1600 to 3200 for a 30 second exposure.
85mm lens shot
This is a single 3.5 minute exposure with a Modified(Baader) Canon 40D & a Canon 85mm Lens, set to F5.6, and @ ISO 800.
Comet Lovejoy 2013 R1 tail is about 2.5 degrees long!!!!
270mm lens shot!!!!
Comet Lovejoy 2013 R1 tail is about 2.5 degrees long, well off the field in this image. The comet is hovering around 5.5 magnitude.
This is 14 x 2 minutes = 28 minute total exposure with a Modified (Baader) Canon Rebel XSI & a Canon 70mm-300mm lens, set to 270mm Lens, set to F5.6, and @ ISO 800.
500mm lens shot!!!
the close-up with my 500mm lens/ telescope shot of Comet LoveJoy R1 from Saturday morning at JBSPO in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
This is 7 x 2 minutes = 14 minute total exposure with a Modified (Baader) Canon Rebel XSI & a University Optics 80mm refractor telescope(500mm FL), set to F6.3, and @ ISO 800.
Get out and take a look….remember to Look Due East before sunrise 5:30am to 6:15am this week!