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Comet Lemmon 16.2.2013: This comet with the designation C/2012 F6 (Lemmon), which was discovered by A.R.Gibbs in the Mount Lemmon Survey on March 23,2012 can now be observed with binoculars in the constellation of Tucana. Its orbit is now very close to the Small Magellanic Cloud (right above center) and the bright Globular Cluster 47 Tucanae ( image center) presenting a spectacular sight.

The images were recorded on Feb 15, 2013 between 23:39 - 23:51 UT from Mount Ceder, South Africa.


Object Comet Lemmon 16.2.13
Category Sun, Moon, Planets
Designation C/2012 F6 (Lemmon)
Constellation Tucana
Optics Canon EF 200mm tele lens f/2.8 @ f/4.5
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera Modified Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure 10x1min ISO 3200
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Unguided
Processing DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop.
Location-Date Mount Ceder, South Africa - 16 Feb 2013
Remark Exposure from 23:39 - 23:51 UT, 15-2-2013
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