Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) 10 x 10 Print by Ken Cleveland using Kodak metallic paper with polystyrene backing. Frame and hanging materials not included.
C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on September 7, 2013 by Terry Lovejoy using a 8 in Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. It is the fourth comet discovered by Terry Lovejoy.
In binoculars, the comet has the appearance of a green, unresolved globular cluster. C/2013 R1 made its closest approach to Earth on November 19, 2013 at a distance of 36,880,000 miles. On November 27, 2013 the comet was in the constellation of Canes Venatici, near the bottom of the handle of the Big Dipper. The comet came to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on December 22nd 2013 at a distance of 75,000,000 miles from the Sun.
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