|Four comets in the pre-dawn sky: Symbols indicate their positions on Nov. 2, arrows their movement in the coming days. (calculated for 51°N. graphic relized with Stellarium)|
|Paths of comets C/2012 S1 ISON and 2P/Encke, Graphic realized with Cartes du Ciel.|
Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy is even more impressive. There is a naked-eye observation report dated Nov 1. The comet is crossing the constellation Cancer and is reported to be around 7-8mag, with a coma diameter of around 15' and a 0,5° tail, which is barely visible in my image of Oct. 31:
|Path of comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy, Graphic realized with Cartes du Ciel.|
Finally, suprising outburst comet C/2012 X1 LINEAR made an unexpected member of the "club of fairly bright morning comets", with it's brighness reported to be around 8mag and a coma diameter of 8'. It is the only comet I have missed so far. LINEAR is moving from Coma Berenices to Bootes during the next days and is still a little hard to observe in the pre-dawn sky. LINEAR still has it's perihelion ahead (in Feb. 2014), so lets see if there are more surprises awaiting.
|Path of comet C/2012 X1 LINEAR, Graphic realized with Cartes du Ciel.|