Monthly Archive: December 2014

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy: 29 Dec. 2014

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy: a new image (29 Dec. 2014)

On 29 Dec. 2014, despite the bright waxing Moon, we imaged comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy again. The image above comes from the average of seven, 120-seconds unfiltered exposures, remotely collected with the  PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG...

NGC 157 in Cetus

NGC 157 – Cet

Cetus is a huge constellation crossing the skies in Autumn/early Winter for northern observers. Its stars are not among the brightest ones, so its shape is only known to experienced observers. It hosts a...

Virtual Telescope's Christmas 2014 card

Merry Christmas 2014

At Virtual Telescope we wish to thank for such a memorable year. We wish you a wonderful Christmas, with plenty of stars. No other times, as this Holiday Season, bring this magic atmosphere to...

Comet 15P/Finlay: 19 Dec. 2014

Comet 15P/Finlay: an image (19 Dec. 2014)

A couple of days ago, astronomers observing from Argentina reported that comet 15P/Finlay was significantly brighter than previously reporting, suggesting an ongoing outburst. This was later confirmed by observers in Australia and from southern...