Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, a winter solstice view - December 21, 2014

Sentinel C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, a winter solstice view - December 21, 2014
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, a winter solstice view – December 21, 2014

Hello friends,
I send you a report observation of Comet C / 2014 Q2 Lovejoy yesterday night, December 21, 2014
Just started the winter solstice and wanted to celebrate it!

Waiting for the chance to see the comet decide to go to the rooftop, the map says it’s 15 degrees high. I hope that the fog has not risen much …

The humidity is very high but its clear and I can see lot of stars south of CMa … looks like I’ll be lucky.

I pointed to the area between south CMa and Columba with binoculars 12×80 (4.2ยบ), no need to look further: there it is. His precious coma highlighting against the background of stars…

The field of binoculars is beautiful, the comet is framed in a triangle of stars and I can see a thin tail with indirect vision that goes north. It’s longer than I expected to see, I make a mark on the picture to know the length of the tail I see (arrow).
I make a drawing with the position of the comet and the reference stars and the size of the coma and tail to the correct scale I see.

Graphite (H, HB) and difumino on white paper, scanned and inverted.

Regards.

Leonor


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2 thoughts on “Sentinel C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy”

  1. Leonor,

    I very much enjoyed your detailed report and sketch of comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy. You have captured it and the surrounding star field beautifully.

    Cindy

  2. Hello Leonor,

    So nice to see one of your sketches here again.

    Wonderful capture of the bright visitor from the south in all its greenish glory.

    Frank ๐Ÿ™‚

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