Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Comet Lulin Update

We saw comet Lulin Monday night, when it was a tiny bit to the upper right of the planet Saturn. That was cool, although Saturn just looked like a blob in the binoculars. We could just barely see Lulin with our naked eye from our back yard, which is in an area with fairly high ambient light. We could see the comet's antitail in our binoculars.

Here is a web page from sky and telescope with more information about the comet and a handy dandy finder chart. The comet is pretty easy to spot in binoculars, once you know where to look, so give it a try this week before the moon gets bright.

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