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comet gallery of images of Comet C/2014Q2 Lovejoy

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comet gallery of images of Comet C/2014Q2 Lovejoy

If you want to see the development of this comet (from discovery to date) shown in images taken by the worlds best comet imagers then look at the BAA Comet Gallery at this link:
http://www.britastro.org/cometobs/2014q2/index.html
Denis Buczynski
Secretary Comet Section
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2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is developing nicely

Denis,

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 2.4x2.6 deg

Nick.