C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) - 24 January 2015

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 24 January 2015

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) - 24 January 2015
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 24 January 2015

Object Name: 2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Object Type: Comet
Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
Date: Januari 24, 2015
Media: Graphite pencil on white paper

Could it be any better? A nearly finished newly built telescope, clear skies after a full week of clouds, a bright comet visible from my backyard practically made for a scope this size…
I made a sketch of comet Lovejoy through my 150mm f/4 Dobsonian. At first sight I couldn’t spot the tail, but as my eyes became more and more dark adapted, a faint tail began to grow larger and larger. It remained faint but the shape was well visible: quite narrow, slightly brighter near the coma, and gradually widening towards the east. Unfortunately I did not detect the greenish color some reported. In the sketch north is up, east is left.

Clear Skies!
Roel Weijenberg

3 thoughts on “C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 24 January 2015”

  1. Roel,

    Seems a perfect 1st light object for your newly built telescope. The low power sketch of the comet brings out the beauty of this comet in all its glory. Congratulations on the building of your telescope and your beautiful sketch of C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy.



  2. Roel,

    I repost. When I look at your sketch the tail seems to undulate. I cant determine if its a trick of my eyes or something wonderful you have done to the sketch!


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