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Adam BlockJanuary 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

Adam Block / Mount Lemmon SkyCenter / University of Arizona

Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2
Comet Lovejoy streams across the sky in this image captured on Jan. 17, 2015. View additional information

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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