Comet Lovejoy grows and fades
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur astrophotos, comets
As comet Lovejoy receded from the Sun over December 22-26, its tail spread out across the Milky Way and the comet itself faded. This composite shows all the images at the same scale.
Rob Kaufman, from photos by Lester Barnes, Justin Tilbrook, Trevor Barry, and Jeanette Dunphy
Original image data dated on or about December 26, 2011