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bloodhound31
2012-Jan-01, 10:52 AM
My last-ditch effort at capturing comet Lovejoy. It's fading fast, but moving up in the southern skies.

Baz.

http://i.imgur.com/XRiEx.jpg

RickJ
2012-Jan-01, 07:26 PM
Interesting. It is vanishing very differently from Ikeya Seki. With it the head fell apart and stopped making a tail. Each day after that the tail was shorter almost in the sense the head had been cut off with a knife with the cut made further up the tail each day so it got shorter but not significantly fainter as I recall. With Lovejoy the entire comet is fading but the tail is staying as long as it originally was. Head appears holding together but running out of dust.

Rick

bloodhound31
2012-Jan-02, 12:24 AM
That is interesting. Thanks Rick!

Baz.

JAICOA
2012-Jan-03, 01:29 PM
An Excellent image of this comet that whipped around the sun.

bloodhound31
2012-Jan-04, 07:11 AM
An Excellent image of this comet that whiped around the sun.

Long time no see my friend!

BTW, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Baz.

JAICOA
2012-Jan-04, 06:47 PM
Hi Baz, Same to you my friend :O).