Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy is now a naked-eye object.

Comet watcher Mariano Ribas of the Planetario de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, reports that “Comet Lovejoy has reached magnitude 5.0, just above the threshold for human visibility from dark-sky sites. Even in the light polluted sky of Buenos Aires, the comet is a very easy object in 10×50 binoculars.”

Last night, Italian astrophotographer Rolando Ligustri used a remotely-controlled telescope in Australia to capture this image of the comet passing by star cluster M79:

 

 

(Ref – spaceweather.com)

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  1. Thanks for shari

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