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Comet Lovejoy still visible

6 Mar 2015, 23:53 UTC
Comet Lovejoy still visible
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Path of Comet LovejoyComet Lovejoy has been a good target for binoculars over the past months. It remains a nice celestial object this month, gradually heading north toward Polaris. In the coming weeks you can find it in the northern constellation Cassiopeia, a faint but distinctive smudge of light that glows against the background stars. I have seen Lovejoy over the past months and enjoy the glow of its coma and tail. Comets don't often remain visible for this long, so if you have a moment and clear skies to the north, enjoy!Image courtesy of Sky & Telescope.

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