Adam BlockJan 20, 2015

Pretty Picture: Comet Lovejoy

Editor's note: Comet Lovejoy is currently visible near the Pleiades with binoculars. For details on where to look, head over to Universe Today.

I finally had a chance to capture Comet Lovejoy from the SkyCenter. This is useful since guests who get to enjoy this visually at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter can also go home with a keepsake image acquired with the same telescope:

Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2
Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2 Comet Lovejoy streams across the sky in this image captured on Jan. 17, 2015. View additional informationImage: Adam Block / Mount Lemmon SkyCenter / University of Arizona

It was interesting that while taking the pictures it was possible to see changes in the tail/streamers. This is a very nice comet that really should appreciated—if you haven't already done so, time is running out!

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