Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Comet Lovejoy

On December 29 I observed comet Lovejoy using binoculars and a small telescope. It was very easy to see in a 9x50 finder scope, even with a bright moon. Here is a wide field view of the comet in relation to Orion. Lovejoy is in the crosshairs. Over the next week it will move approximately in the direction shown by the arrow.

Here is comet Lovejoy in a small telescope: 

The next best time to watch for this comet will be in the early evenings after January 7th, because the moon will be out of the way.


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