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Lovejoy


Tweedledee
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Just had a quick look at comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 in the 15x70s.


 


It is easy to find in Lepus below Orion and looks large, round and fuzzy around 6th mag. in the bins, despite being low down in the brown murky light pollution.


 


Tonight it is only one degree from the 8th magnitude globular Messier 79. At 6am in the morning it will be only 7 arc minutes away at its closest, though it will be below the horizon by then.


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Yes, it should look good in a dark sky.


 


Worth keeping a watch on this one, it could be the brightest comet we've seen for a while and could even get to 4th magnitude as it rises higher in the sky and out of the murk.


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