La comète Lovejoy – décembre 2013


Comet C / 2013 R1 (Lovejoy) was discovered in September 2013 by Terry Lovejoy. It comes from the Oort cloud which is a reservoir of comets on the outskirts of the solar system and has an orbital period of more than 6,000 years. It is one of the richest comets in carbon monoxide.

Technical details:

Telescope: Orion 80mm f/6
Camera: Canon EOS T3
Exposure: 22 x 100 seconds at ISO 1600
Date: December 8, 2013
Place: Roadside in Lachute, Qc