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Old 22-12-2014, 06:48 PM
ralph1
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Here's a quick sketch of C/2014 Q2 'Lovejoy' done at 87X through the eyepiece of a 130mm F5 reflector. It was easily visible naked eye and showed a pale green tinge in binoculars however no tail was visible. I used a 3B pencil on paper, used my finger as a smudging tool and inverted the image in registax 6. The FOV is approx 45'.
seeing: 4/10
transparency: 3/10
Earlier in the night I also saw 15P/Finlay but it went below the treeline before I could do a sketch.
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