Thursday, December 15, 2011
Comet Lovejoy Plunges Towards the Sun
Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy continues to plunge towards the Sun. Around 12 hours from perihelion, it is still bright (Karl Battams estimates around magnitude -2), and as yet undisintegrated.
Earlier images and animations, 13 Dec, 12 Dec.
Comet Lovejoy enters the COR1 ahead instrument, low resolution beacon images.