Latest image of Comet Lovejoy: Jan 3 2014

A picture of Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy taken on Jan 3 2014 at 13:00 UTC.

Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy Jan 3 2014

Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy Jan 3 2014

This image is the result of a 300 seconds luminance single exposure using a 0.10-m f/5.0 astrograph. The field of view is about 3×2 degrees.

After having passed its perihelion on Christmas day in 2013, Lovejoy will remain visible in the northern emisphere in good conditions for the large part of 2014, while becoming more and more faint as it moves away from the Sun.