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Lovely Comet Lovejoy – Observing Blog – SkyandTelescope.com December 9, 2013

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Lovely Comet Lovejoy – Observing Blog – SkyandTelescope.com.

The lovely comet Lovejoy may not be the comet of the century, but it is (just) nake eye, and in a good position for northern hemisphere observers. It’s in Corona Borealis, and heads into Hercules over the next week.

Look for it both at dawn and dusk, though 1.5 hours before dawn is best. At 6 AM in Ann Arbor on December 10, 2013 it is pretty much exactly halfway between Arcturus and Vega in the ENE.

Since it is a large object, binoculars are your best bet, especially if you have much light pollution.

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