Russian Astronomer Takes Photos of New Comet
Astronomer Evgeniy Tikhonov has used the TAL-75R telescope produced by Russia’s Shvabe to photograph the comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy.
According to the company’s press center, the TAL-75R is a compact refracting telescope based on the advanced optical technology. Thanks to the high optical quality and expanded configuration, this device can be used to observe various planets, moons of the solar system and deep space objects, including comets, nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters.
The comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy was discovered on August 17, 2014 by Terry Lovejoy in Brisbane, Australia. The comet will be visible to the naked eye for the next few days before it disappears into the depths of space for another 8,000 years.