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Fraser
2014-Dec-08, 04:00 PM
Hmmm. Something*with a long white beard is making an appearance*in*northern skies this week. Could it be Santa Claus? No, a bit early for the jolly guy yet, but comet watchers will soon find a*special present under the tree this season.* Get ready to unwrap Comet Lovejoy Q2, now*bright enough to spot in a pair of […]

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grapes
2014-Dec-08, 04:16 PM
Nice. But I don't understand the comment about the Central US. Why Central US?


If you live in the central U.S., Lovejoy Q2 pokes its head from Puppis in the early morning hours this week.

Swift
2014-Dec-16, 03:49 PM
Sky & Telescope has some good finders charts (http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/binocular-comet-lovejoy-heading-c2014-q2-lovejoy-1211142/)

KaiYeves
2014-Dec-16, 11:20 PM
And quite a Christmas-y name, I must say.