The Great Christmas Comet of 2011 by obsidianphotos
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The Great Christmas Comet of 2011

by obsidianphotos in Astrophotography

Comet Lovejoy surprised everyone just before Christmas last year when it survived it's close encounter with the Sun. It then preceeded to become a spectacular sight in the dawn sky for the southern hemisphere when it reached naked eye visability. I captured this image on Christmas Eve. It has now faded a lot and is only visable from very dark skies or with long exposure photography.

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