tisdag 26 november 2013

Comet Lovejoy - a great sight in binoculars!

A beautiful sight in binoculars last night! Me and my wonderful children went out to look for comet Lovejoy last night and we had a great session. They found it without any problems with binoculars and my son Olle 10 years thought it was big and green! In the photo you can also see two galaxies, the Whirlpool galaxy and Sunflower galaxy, if you look hard you will see them as dim spots..
And the green "clouds" are airglow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airglow
On our way back home we stopped and looked at the Orion nebula, another great sight in binoculars..
A great way to spend with the children..
To find the comet look at the photo with the Big Dipper and you will see the comet below it.

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