Friday, January 2, 2015

A nice-looking New Year comet

Comet Lovejoy 2014 Q2 is a very nice looking comet in telescopes and time-exposure pictures that bring out the color.  I was able to see it in binoculars as a smudgy patch and a hint of a tail -- I've never had the time or the inclination (ha) to get a telescope.  So I'll leave the really good astro- and comet-photography to those that have all three.

But if you would like to see it or telescopically view it or even astro-photograph it, it is amazingly well situated;  it can be seen in the night sky, not the pre-dawn or post-twilight sky.   And next week the bright Moon should be less of a factor as it moves away from Orion. 

Binocular Comet Lovejoy heading our way

Black and white, with amazing detail


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