Comet Lovejoy on Valentine's Day

Comet Lovejoy on Valentine’s Day

Image of Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy taken on Feb 14 2014. This image is the result of a 240 seconds exposure captured using telescope T24 (0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph) of the iTelescope.net service. After having passed it perihelion on Dec 22 2013, Comet Lovejoy is currently moving away from the Sun, being right now between the…

C/2013 R1 Lovejoy has developed a wonderful tail

While ISON is approaching the Sun in the next few days and is currently invisible, Comet C/2013 Lovejoy is easily observable in the northern emisphere before the dawn, in the constellation of Canes Venatici, This picture (6 minutes exposure through a 10mm diameter astrograph), was taken on November 24 at 4:00 UTC. Despite the Moon…