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  Summary: Only a few days after it left the sun, Comet Lovejoy showed up in the morning skies of the southern hemisphere. Observers in Australia, South America, and New Zealand likened it to a search light beaming up from the east before dawn. [more]  
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Wayne England,
Poocher Swamp west of Bordertown, South Australia
Dec. 25, 2011
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When I arrived at my location there was quite a lot of lightning on the eastern horizon which gave a nice glow in the images. The night was so still so I was able to get some nice reflections in the water. Nikon D7000, Tokina 12-24mm lens at 12mm. 60sec, ISO 3200, f4.

Yorkrakine Rock, Western Australia
Dec. 25, 2011

To the love and joy of all astromers, here's the best Christmas gift for us from comet Lovejoy! It now shines the eastern sky of southern hemisphere with a tail of up to 30 degs long! No matter where and how you watch it, with your family after Christmas party, or like me driving 200km to a dark site to get the full out of it, you will surely be LOVEJOYED!

Scott Alder,
Senic Lookout, Newcastle NSW Australia
Dec. 24, 2011

Here is my Comet Lovejoy image it was taken on 24 dec. 2011 at 4:15 am It is 43x6 second exposures at ISO1600. 50mm f1.8 lens. Canon EOS 600D. camera was on a fixed tripod. Image taken from Senic Lookout, Newcastle. Some cloud was on the horizon but otherwise fairly clear.

Santiago Of Chile and atacama Desert
Dec. 23, 2011


John Drummond,
Patutahi, Gisborne, New Zealand
Dec. 28, 2011
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As I was imaging Comet Lovejoy this morning (2011 Dec 28 14:30hrs UT) the International Space Station graced itself through the sky and kissed the face of Lovejoy. Canon 500D DSLR, 20mm Canon lens at f2.8, 1 x 6 minute exposure @ 1600 ISO.

Carlos Caccia,
Intendente Alvear. La Pampa. Argentina
Dec. 24, 2011

Transit of ISS on the tail of Comet C/2011 W3 LOVEJOY. Luck gave us the best view from which I keep to the ISS. With magnitude -8.5 appeared from ORION. Then already 390Km on Int Alvear followed to "stick" to the Cross. And down parallel to the via Lactea arrived at the tail of Lovejoy and with its typical golden color. (data from Heavens Above) 1 photo. 134sec. F/5 ISO 800. Nikon D90 18mm. 24/12/2011. 4:22 Hrs

Grant Bisset,
Hawea, New Zealand
Dec. 25, 2011

Comet Lovejoy and Crux photographed from Hawea NZ at 03:41NZDT. Canon 5D 35mm lens ISO1600 20 secs.

Emilio Lepeley,
Vicuna, Chile.
Dec. 24, 2011

Comet Lovejoy is getting better!, with a tail over than 30 degrees and still bright, easily visible with the naked eyes.

more images: of Comet Lovejoy
The Comet Hunter Telescope