C/2012 F6 (Lemmon)

Discovered in March 2012 using the 1.5 metre telescope at Mt. Lemmon, Arizona, this comet was prominent throughout the northern winter/spring period. Peaking at around 4th magnitude it became a naked eye object for those in the southern hemisphere sporting a lovely delicate tail extending for a several degrees following the comet head. As the comet moved into the northern skies during April and May it continued bright and active with a lovely gas tail, quite different in appearance to C/2011 L4 also gracing our skies at the same time.

Below you'll find images taken of this comet. Updates will be ongoing until it fades from view.

 

August 24th, 2013                          0.15m f7 with STL-11000M camera. LRGB. L: 4x5mins. RGB: 1x3mins.


August 15th, 2013                        0.15m f7 with STL-11000M camera. LRGB. L: 4x5mins. RGB: 1x3mins.


August 13th, 2013                                           TOA150 with STL-11000M camera. L: 4x5mins.


August 5th, 2013                               17"CDK @ F4.5. FLI-PL6303E. LRGB. L: 4x3mins. RGB: 1x2mins.


July 13th, 2013                               17"CDK @ F4.5. FLI-PL6303E. LRGB. L: 4x3mins. RGB: 1x2mins.


July 3rd, 2013                                                TOA150 with STL-11000M. Unfiltered. L: 5x3mins.


June 20th, 2013                   17"CDK @ F4.5. FLI-PL6303E. LRGB. L: 4x3mins. RGB: 1x2mins.


June 12th, 2013                                             FSQ106 with ST-8300C. Single 10min exposure.


June 10th, 2013                         17"CDK @ F4.5. FLI-PL6303E. LRGB. L: 4x3mins. RGB: 1x2mins.


May 17th, 2013                                                 FSQ106 with STL-11000M. 4x3mins unfiltered.


May 16th, 2013           FSQ106 with STL-11000M. LRGB. L: 4x3mins. RGB: 1x3mins.


May 15th, 2013              (left) 20" CDK @ F4.5. FLI-PL11002 camera. RGB each 3mins. (right) FSQ106 with STL-11000M. RGB each 5mins.


February 19th, 2012                20" CDK @ F4.5. FLI-PL6303E camera. 10 x 1mins unfiltered.


February 4th, 2012                12.5" RC @ F9. STL-11000M camera. 10 x 1mins unfiltered.


December 20th, 2012                20" CDK @ F4.5. FLI-PL6303E camera. 5 x 1mins unfiltered.

 


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