Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy 
in the Evening sky
December 27, 2014

 This comets tail now stretches beyond the six degree length of the panorama below, and is becoming an easy naked eye and binocular target low in the late night southern sky. The moon is now back, and imaging of this comet will have to wait for two weeks to be in a dark sky again.
1600 x 1200 here Lens: 80mm f/4.8 Stellarvue SV80s Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: LRGB = 40:12:12:12 Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 4/10, Transparency 5/10 Outside Temperature: 25F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS