Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 24.12.2011: This Kreutz Sungrazer Comet has survived its close encounter with the sun and is on its way back into the outer parts of our solar system. Very early in the morning it is visible in the second half of December 2011 in the southern sky in the constellation of Scorpius.

This image was taken in the early morning of December 24, 2011.

Object Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) 24.12.2011
Category Sun, Moon, Planets
Designation C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy)
Constellation Scorpius
Optics Sigma Zoom Lens 18-125mm @ f/4 50mm
Mount Tripod
Camera Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 10 x 30sec
Calibration no
Guiding No
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Composit of 10 stacked frames
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 24 Dec 2011 3:51 - 4:01 local time
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