Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comet Lovejoy through Mörby Castle Ruins
Posted on 12/04/2013 8:11:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: This new comet is quite photogenic. Comet Lovejoy, discovered only three months ago, was imaged through ruins of ancient Mörby Castle in Sweden last week sporting a green-glowing coma and tails trailing several degrees. The past few weeks have been an unusually active time for comet watchers as four comets were visible simultaneously with binoculars: ISON, Lovejoy, Encke, and LINEAR. C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) comet is currently visible to the unaided eye from a dark location. As Monday's new Moon will provide little glare, the next few days provide a good time to see Comet Lovejoy as it reaches its peak brightness. In two and a half weeks, Comet Lovejoy will reach its closest approach to the Sun at a distance just inside the orbital distance of the Earth.
[Credit & Copyright:/b> P-M Heden (Clear Skies, TWAN)]
Thanks SunkenCiv for the heads up. Will attempt to view this one.
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I fell asleep before I clicked “post” on the ping message, kind of amusing really. It was still there waiting for me when I turned on the Jumbotron.
Oh, I thought there was some sort of electronic noise in the background, a flock of geese are flying over, heh...
It’s becoming the Kate Upton of comets.
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