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Comet Lovejoy update…

Comet Lovejoy might be fading now, but it is still well worth looking for and looking at. At its peak, Lovejoy was a lovely if subtle naked eye comet, best seen from a dark sky site, but it is fading now and that beautiful tail it was sporting is shrinking and fading too. Still, I was able to grab a few (last?) photos of it a couple of nights ago, on Feb 5th…

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Lovejoy is now drifting away from us and moving much more slowly across the sky, appearing to head towards the familiar W shape of Cassiopeia. Here’s a finder chart for the next couple of weeks…

chart 8 20 Feb