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originally posted by: Meldionne1
Has anyone seen the comet yet? ...or pictures?
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on January 11th.
The comet is close now to its maximum brightness and reaches its closet point to the Sun on January 30th. Its easily visible in binoculars. Many fine tail streamers can be seen in this image emanating from the nucleus.
TOA150 with SBIG STL-11k camera. LRGB. Three image mosaic.
Comet Lovejoy, 15 January 2015, 22:30 h UT, mosaic stitched of 2 images, each stacked of 5 subframes a 120 sec. Olympus OM-D M5, ISO 800, Canon 100mm/2.8 macro @2.8, EQ8 mount (piggypack), Tenerife 1200 m alt.