Comet C/​2014 Q2 Lovejoy

C2014 Q2 Lovejoy Comet Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

C/​2014 Q2 Love­joy is a long-peri­od comet dis­covered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Love­joy using a 0.2‑meter (8 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain tele­scope. It was dis­covered at appar­ent mag­nitude 15 in the south­ern con­stel­la­tion of Pup­pis. It is the fifth comet dis­covered by Terry Lovejoy.

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Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 60:18:18:18 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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