November 12, 2013
Comet Lovejoy now is at the naked-eye limit and getting brighter while Comet ISON struggles to become a binocular object. In this telescopic image, taken at 4:03 a.m. Sunday from Stagecoach, Comet Lovejoy sports a faint yellowish dust tail and a glowing green coma. Both comets should continue to brighten through November in our predawn sky.
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Who would have imagined that another new comet would upstage the great and powerful ISON? Enter Comet Lovejoy, or Comet C/2013 R1, as astronomers like to call it.