C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy)

Last Updated:  2011 Dec 31



2011 Dec 28.7 UT, Boorowa, NSW, Australia


3:50 AEDT, 50mm, f/1.8, 4x90 sec, ISO 800, Canon 400D DSLR.


3:05-3:24 AEDT, mosaic of 2 x (50mm, f/1.8, 4x150 sec, ISO 400). Coalsack at top, alpha & beta Centuri one third of the way down from top, to the left of the tail.


3:27-3:35 AEDT, close up of the Coalsack area with eta Carinae at top. The tail is visible at lower left.



2011 Dec 26.7 UT, Boorowa, NSW, Australia


4:08 AEDT, 50mm, f/1.8, 153 sec, ISO 400, Canon 400D DSLR.


Morning twilight, 4:15 AEDT, 18mm, f/3.5, 180 sec, ISO 1600.



2011 Dec 23.7 UT, Michelago, NSW, Australia


4:05 AEDT, 50mm, f/2.2, 25 sec, ISO 1600, Canon 400D DSLR.


A sense of scale, 3:42 AEDT, 50mm, f/1.8, 45 sec, ISO 1600.


Observers Vello & Matt Tabur, 4:28 AEDT, 18mm, f/4, 30 sec, ISO 800.



2011 Dec 21.7 UT, Stockinbingal, NSW, Australia


Morning twilight, 4:14 AEDT, 50mm, f/1.8, 60 sec, ISO 1600, Canon 400D DSLR. Solar elongation 17 deg


4:22 AEDT, 50mm, f/1.8, 15 sec, ISO 1600.


4:24 AEDT, 50mm, f/1.8, 20 sec, ISO 1600.


4:30 AEDT, 50mm, f/1.8, 20 sec, ISO 1600.



2011 Dec 19.7 UT, Harden, NSW, Australia


Morning twilight, 4:40 AEDT, 55mm, f/5.6, 57 sec (21+21+15), 400 ASA, Canon 400D DSLR. Solar elongation 12 deg, tail ~ 5 deg.


Same as above - processed differently.


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4:00 AEDT, 50mm, f/2.0, 45 sec, ISO 800, Canon 400D DSLR.