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Images of C/2014 Q2 "Comet Lovejoy" taken from St. John's, Newfoundland.
Photographed by Tim Caruk - January 8th - 18th 2015

 
 

Discovered by an Australian amateur astronomer back in August 2014 Comet LoveJoy continues to brighten as it passes Earth on it's way to close approach to the Sun on Jan 30, 2015.  On Jan. 8, 2015 a bright tail became visible in this image taken using a custom made 90mm Dyalitescope built by my brother David Caruk.

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Faint detail in the comet's tail as dust is blown back into space by the solar wind, taken on Jan. 11, 2015.  This image was taken using a F7 Ed 110mm refractor scope. 

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This image was taken on Jan. 18, 2015 using a 8" Celestron reduced to F6.3.  The total exposure time was 35min and I used a Modified Nikon D5000 filtered with a NeodymiumSky Glow filter. 

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This image was taken on Jan. 20, 2015 using a Celestron 8, reduced to F6.3 and is a 45min exposure. The tail is increasing in size as the Comet approaches the Sun for a close encounter on Jan 30th

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