Comet Lovejoy

Dark Energy Camera Takes Accidental Gigantic, Magnificent Picture of Comet Lovejoy

Oops! In a happy accident, Comet Lovejoy just happened to be in the field of view of the 570-megapixel Dark…

7 years ago

Without the Moon, Comet Lovejoy is Magnificent

With the Moon rising later in the evening this weekend, astrophotographers have taken some spectacular pictures of Comet 2014 Q2…

7 years ago

Comet Lovejoy Now at its Brightest: Images from Around the World

Last night was the first time I was able to spot Comet Lovejoy with unaided eyes. The latest images from…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 9, 2015: Andy Weir of “The Martian”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Andy Weir , author of "The Martian" Andy was first hired as a programmer…

7 years ago

If You Can Find Orion, You Can Find Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy (2014 Q2) is now visible in the night sky, and while you'll need binoculars or a low-power telescope…

7 years ago

Comet Finlay in Bright Outburst, Visible in Small Telescopes

Short-period comet 15P/Finlay, which had been plunking along at a dim┬ámagnitude +11, has suddenly brightened in the past couple days…

7 years ago

Lovejoy and X1 LINEAR: How to See Comets That Will Warm Up Your Mid-Winter Mornings

My hands are still cold from the experience, but there's no denying the pleasure I felt at seeing C/2013 R1…

8 years ago

Comet Tourism Flight Trades ISON For Lovejoy

When Comet ISON entered its zombie stage a few weeks ago, the effects were not only felt in the astronomical…

8 years ago

Virtual Star Party – November 24, 2013: Comets and More!

Hosts: Fraser Cain, Scott Lewis Astronomers: Bill McLaughlin, David Dickinson, Tom Nathe, Mike Phillips Viewing: M103, Cocoon Nebula, Comet Lovejoy,…

8 years ago

Comet ISON Grows Wings; Comet Lovejoy, a Fountain

Wonderful photos of Comets ISON and Lovejoy with their swollen comas and developing tails ┬áhave appeared on these pages, but…

8 years ago