Location of photoFangshan, Sichuan, China
Date/Time of photo7th Dec. 2013
EquipmentNikon D5100, 50/1.8D
DescriptionA group of amateur astronomers gathered in Fangshan to enjoy the dark night sky during the 2013 star party of Sichuan Astronomy Club. Comet Lovejoy is one of the anticipated celestial object we want to observed. After the Acturus rose from the trees, we started searching the comet. Few minutes later, someone saw it in his binoculars, at the same time I got this shot. Some of astronomers were watching stars besides the campfire. After we confirm the position of the comet in the sky, we called up all of our friends to see it. The comet characterized by long straight tail excited everyone in the yard.