Lovejoy is heading due north, passing through Columba and Lepus. There have been positive reports from southern and even central Europe, where the comet is still low in the sky.
Looking at my first image last night (200mm lens, Canon 600D DSLR, 120s, ISO 3200, f/4.0), a bright elongated speck made me think of a disconnection event first, but it was just 11.7mag galaxy NGC 2188 hiding behind the tail.
|Hiding behind the tail in this image, galaxy NGC 2188 made me think of something interesting going on in the tail.|
|Stack of 24 frames with 120s exposure each. Stacking, dark frame subtraction and flattening with Fitswork, levels corrected with Photoshop.|
|Comparison of two raw frames taken within six days. Different f-stops corrected with Photoshop|