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Photographer:

Gustavo Rojas

Email:

gurojas@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Federal University of São Carlos campus, São Carlos, Brazil,

Date/Time of photo:

December 23, 2011, 7h30 GMT

Equipment:

Canon T2i+50 mm lens @f/4, 10 sec. exposure, ISO 1600, fixed tripod.

Description:

Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy is every astronomer's dream Christmas gift. It is visible even in urban areas if you find a darker location like a park. This picture was taken at Federal University of São Carlos campus in Brazil, about 2km from the city, 30min before sunrise.

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