Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy

The comet was discovered by Australian amateur astronomy Terry Lovejoy on 27 November 2011. The comet grazed past the Sun on 16 December and was not expected to survive. However it did, and put on a magnificent display during Christmas 2011. This is Terry Lovejoy's third comet, which he discovered using an 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a QHY9 CCD camera.

The following photos of Comet Lovejoy were taken by ASSA members.

 

 

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