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How / where to see Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, during January 2015.

Daz Type-R

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A good find there Darren, tonight if you take a line from Betelgeuse through Rigel and keep going it should take you straight to it.

Well worth a look, I'll sort the bino's out.


Here's a site well worth bookmarking for finding comets, the finder charts can be printed off and taken out with you.



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Thank you all for your replies. I was hoping to look tonight but it's cloudy AGAIN!! Will try tomorrow fingers crossed. I would like to go to one of the meets and talk to some of you guys and hopefully someone can tell me how to use this telescope properly :-) Thanks again mark

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The accurate alignment of your mount is crucial to being able to track, and find objects, it seems a bit daunting, but once you have mastered it you will wonder what all the fuss is about.

Here's some guides, but there are loads more to be found.






Not to mention Dave's very own polar finder.


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Nice one zidder.

Spent a couple of hours searching for this last night through pretty murkey skies without success.

Now see from your chart i was looking too low down.

I will try again tonight clouds willing.

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