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Comet Lovejoy and the Emu from Kioloa Beach

Comet Lovejoy and the Emu from Kioloa Beach

I’d been mostly thwarted by clouds in my attempts to view and photograph Comet Lovejoy leading up to christmas. It wasn’t until the last day of 2011 that I was able to get up early and head out to photograph the comet from our holiday place at Kioloa Beach, which by now had risen higher in the sky, grew a long tail that was almost 30 degrees long, but had also faded considerable compared to the brightest views from the 24th-26th December. Continue reading

Comet Lovejoy from Terrigal

Images of Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) – December 22nd

Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) has turned out to be a magnificent comet. Discovered by Terry Lovejoy, an amateur astronomer and comet hunter from Queensland, it had a close encounter with the Sun and wasn’t expected to survive.
But survive it did – and in a major way. It’s now formed a tail that’s over 10deg long and is visible naked eye in the pre-dawn Eastern sky. Continue reading

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