Reports from Geisei Observatory <December 1, 2014>
Brightening Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2
This is an observation of the comet at -45 degrees in the
southern sky. This comet is crawling westerly above the sea where Canopus
in Carina is visible. The photographic magnitude is 10, but I confirmed
the comet visually at 9th magnitude in the 15cm refractor mounted on the
70cm reflector. The comet trails a slight tail to the west and is expected
to move northward in mid-December this year and shine at 6 or 7th magnitude.
Binoculars will be needed at this magnitude, but there is a possibility
that the comet brightens to become visible by the naked-eye.
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
3-minute exposure at 2:42, November 27, 2014 (J.S.T.)
70cm f/7 reflector with Nikon D700 at ISO 1600
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