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C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 21

Images by Rob McNaught from ~20km west of Siding Spring Observatory

Early twilight, 17:27UT

Lovejoy at start of twilight 2011 Dec 21

Copyright © 2011 Robert H. McNaught

Canon 5D, 50mm f/1.4, 20sec exposure ISO 400.

Close up, 17:39UT

Lovejoy close up 2011 Dec 21, 17:39UT

Copyright © 2011 Robert H. McNaught

Canon 5D, 135mm f/2.0, 20sec exposure ISO 400.

With International Space Station (to right of comet), Dec 21, 17:47UT

Lovejoy with ISS 2011 Dec 21

Copyright © 2011 Robert H. McNaught

Canon 5D, 50mm f/2.8, 20sec exposure ISO 400.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 23

Siding Spring Observatory, 16:57UT

Lovejoy over Siding Spring Observatory

Copyright © 2011 Robert H. McNaught

Canon 5D, 24mm f/4.0, 240sec exposure ISO 800.

ANU 2.3-m at far left. Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) on horizon to left of comet and ANU 0.6-m to the immediate right of the comet. Further right is HAT-South and Solaris.

Milky Way and AAT, wide angle, 17:10UT

Lovejoy beside Milky Way and AAT

Copyright © 2011 Robert H. McNaught

Canon 5D, 24mm f/4.0, 240sec exposure ISO 800.

Milky Way and AAT, standard, 17:18UT

Lovejoy beside Milky Way and AAT

Copyright © 2011 Robert H. McNaught

Canon 5D, 50mm f/2.8, 230sec exposure ISO 400.

Comet close up, 17:28UT

Lovejoy close up

Copyright © 2011 Robert H. McNaught

Canon 5D, 135mm f/2.0, 110sec exposure ISO 400.

Milky Way and AAT, twilight, 17:33UT

Lovejoy beside Milky Way and AAT in twilight

Copyright © 2011 Robert H. McNaught

Canon 5D, 50mm f/2.8, 110sec exposure ISO 400.

Comet Lovejoy, Milky Way and Zodiacal Light.

Dec 31, 17:17UT, Siding Spring Observatory.

Lovejoy, Milky Way and Zodiacal Light

Copyright © 2011 Robert H. McNaught

Canon 5D, 8mm f/2.8, 120sec exposure ISO 1600.

ANU 2.3-m at center left. Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) on horizon. Comet points towards the ANU 0.6-m and further right is HAT-South and Solaris.

Uppsala images of the comet head

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 23,18:03UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Dec 23

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Stack of 5 x 1sec exposures in bright twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 24, 17:49UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Dec 24

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Stack of 3 x 10sec exposures in mid-twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 26, 17:46UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Dec 26

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Stack of 21 x 20sec exposures in mid-twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 27, 17:49UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Dec 27

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Single 20sec exposure in mid-twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 28, 17:32UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Dec 28

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Single 30sec exposure, pre-twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 29, 17:31UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Dec 29

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Single 30sec exposure, pre-twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 30, 17:26UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Dec 30

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Single 30sec exposure, pre-twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2011 Dec 31, 17:30UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Dec 31

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Single 30sec exposure, pre-twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2012 Jan 01, 17:23UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Jan 01

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Single 60sec exposure, pre-twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2012 Jan 02, 17:25UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Jan 02

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Single 60sec exposure, pre-twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2012 Jan 03, 17:37UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Jan 03

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Single 60sec exposure, start of twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2012 Jan 03, 17:45UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Jan 03

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x0.8 deg. Stack of 5 x 60sec exposures, start of twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2012 Jan 06, 17:44UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Jan 06

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x1.0 deg. Single 60sec exposure, start of twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2012 Jan 06, 17:47UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Jan 06

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x1.0 deg. Stack of 5 x 60sec exposures, start of twilight. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2012 Jan 12, 10:45UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Jan 12

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x1.0 deg. Stack of 15 x 60sec exposures, dark sky. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2012 Jan 16, 13:31UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Jan 16

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x1.0 deg. Stack of 18 x 60sec exposures, dark sky. North up, West to right.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 2012 Jan 18, 13:57UT

Uppsala close up of nucleus region, Jan 18

ANU/Uni of Arizona/NASA/Robert H. McNaught

Uppsala Schmidt/Siding Spring Survey. Field 1.0x1.0 deg. Stack of 20 x 60sec exposures, dark sky. North up, West to right.

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