Comet Lovejoy from Terrigal, Australia - by Mike Salway
"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 10deg long and is visible naked eye in the pre-dawn Eastern sky.

These images were taken this morning, 22nd December using my Canon 40D’s with a 17-70mm and 24-105mm lens."

Read more on Mike Salway's blog: www.mikesalway.com.au/2011/12/22/images-of-comet-lovejoy-...

Credit: Mike Salway
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