Obscured by Clouds. The rough and ready blog of a cloud benighted biologist and amateur astronomer. Astroblog will cover my interests in astronomy, biology and Life, the Universe and Everything.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Fuzzy blob vs the Moon, comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy New Year's Eve 2014
Despite thin high cloud and a waxing Moon comet Lovejoy was still easily seen with 10 x 50 binoculars but appeared fainter against the bright sky. The tail of Lepus the rabbit nicely framed the comet. Saw a satellite go through the field, accompanied by early fireworks.