I saw comet Lovejoy this morning at about 5:30am. A big cloud bank swarmed up from the horizon while I was grabbing my camera to try to get a picture, so no photos. Comet Lovejoy is easy to spot with binoculars. Just follow the arc of the Big Dipper's handle for a short distance. I'm wondering if I can get M51 and the comet in the same shot. That would be cool.
Over to the South-East, the clouds were much thicker and I was not able to see Saturn and Mercury's very close pairing. Comet Ison is even lower in the sky than the planets, so I'll have to wait until early next week when it comes back from its trip around the Sun. (assuming it survives) I did see Comet Ison last week though.
It has been pretty rainy and cloudy here, but sometimes in between the clouds, the sky has been gloriously clear.
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