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Orion Space Mission

Star Points: Moon shadows on Jupiter

Were you lucky enough to get a telescope for the holidays? Perhaps you'd like to find something that's unusual this month to view with your telescope — whether it's brand new or an old classic. We'll look at a couple things coming up this month and then look ahead at upcoming events for 2015. A comet discovered last summer is reaching eye visibility at the time of this writing (late December). Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was discovered on Aug. 14 by Australian astronomer T. Lovejoy. Although it remains low for North American observers, it is brightening rapidly. A Google search will dig up finder charts for the comet. One particularly interesting one is an online...