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Astonishing Image of Comet Lovejoy will Light Up Your Days

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Astonishing Image of Comet Lovejoy will Light Up Your Days

On December 27, 2014, while scanning the southern sky as part of the Dark Energy Survey, researchers snapped a picture of comet Lovejoy. The survey uses the 4-meter Victor M.Blanco Telescope located at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The image was captured using the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera, the world’s most powerful digital camera.


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Here’s a closer look in a higher resolution and different orientation:

LoveJoy

Each of the panels in the photograph was captured by one of the 62 separate CCD sensors in the camera during an exposure on December 27, 2014 (click to zoom)

LoveJoy

Each of the panels in the photograph was captured by one of the 62 separate CCD sensors in the camera during an exposure on December 27, 2014 (click to zoom)

The photo “reminds us that before we can look out beyond our Galaxy to the far reaches of the Universe, we need to watch out for celestial objects that are much closer to home!” the camera’s team writes.

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