For those of you who like getting out of bed at 3AM (you know who you are), there is a bright comet to look at once you shake off the sandman.
It's been so long since I've done any astronomy to speak of that I feel incredibly awkward out in the field. My awkwardness is compounded by the fact that C2009 R1 (McNaught) is low and the Moon and Sun intrude rapidly. Hopefully I'll get some proficiency back following this comet.
Sketch was done in the field using a 2B pencil and a stump. Inverted and the background adjusted during processing to recreate the skyglow.
It's a nice comet--have a go at it. The next week will be good for observing it.