Dec 23, 2014. DARK MOONLESS SKY TONIGHT andย Comet Lovejoy C2014 was positioned highย above our Brunei sky at around mid-night.

Recently in August this year, Anย Australian amateur astronomer, Terry Lovejoy, discovered his fifth comet, C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy).

Theย photographย of the Comet wasย captured from Tutong, Brunei Darussalam last night.ย Itย appeared amazinglyย bright through a telescope andย features a greenish coma withย aย faint tail.

Comet Lovejoy C2014 from Brunei
Comet Lovejoy C2014 from Brunei

Based on the image above and comparing the magnitudes of the background stars, the comet is currently at about magnitude +5.

At the moment, the comet is hardly visible toย the naked eyes if you are in a small city with light pollution. Hence binoculars or a telescope is required to view it.

Reports from astronomy communities said that the comet is still brightening.ย The cometย will be still viewable throughout January next year and it will be at maximum brightness by mid-January 2015.

Read more info about this comet here.

Comet Lovejoy C2014 from Brunei
Comet Lovejoy C2014 from Brunei

 

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