2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is developing nicely

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Nick James


Yes, 2014Q2 is developing nicely and should be a decent object from the UK when it climbs high enough above the southern horizon. It is currently around 40S but is coming north at over a degree a day. By the end of the year it will be around 15 deg up in the south from southern England at midnight. I obtained the attached image remotely from Siding Spring yesterday and there is a lot of detail in the tail. Let’s hope this keeps developing.

C/2012 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 2014-12-18, 16:44. 9x60s, iTelescope T12. FoV 2.4×2.6 deg