Time is running out for observers in the southern hemisphere to see Comet Lovejoy, as it’s now slipping toward the north-western horizon. For those north of the equator, it can still be easily found as a magnitude 5 object close to the bright showcase double star Almach in Andromeda. Catch it in the early evening skies, before the Moon rises. It should be easily seen with binoculars or a telescope.
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Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
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