1/20/2015 9:59:06 PM
Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, is currently (mid-January 2015) visible with the naked eye under dark skies. This image was obtained under the considerably less than dark skies of southern Springfield. Total exposure time was 9 minutes, consisting of 1 minute sub-exposures (3 each through R, G, and B filters). Images were acquired with a Celestron Rowe-Ackermann 11"/f2.2 Schmidt astrograph. Field of view is 100' x 75'.