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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on December 29, 2014 while passing near globular cluster M 79 into Lepus. The comet has increased its brightness until 5th magnitude meanwhile its gassy coma has extended until a diameter of 0.5 degrees (same apparent size as the Moon), the galaxy NGC 1886 is immersed up in the outside of coma. The ionic tail of the comet departs toward northeast getting out the image with a longitude higher than 2 degrees, and showing a rich structure in which highlights a disconnection to half degree from nucleus. Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor + SBIG STL-1100M camera (L:1180 Bin1 + RGB:1x60 Bin2) Remotely from Siding Spring, Australia

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