The Early Days of a Better Nation

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

You Can See the Comet

... if you live in the northern hemisphere, anyway. I saw it from my doorstep last night, through the glare of nearby street lamps, using 8x40 binoculars and this map from @VirtualAstro. (Click to enlarge; follow @VirtualAstro or your local equivalent outside the UK for #PanSTARRS updates.)


Typical Sod's Law: last night was perfect as I put the rubbish out; I looked up and the Plough was straight overhead, Arcturus red in a line off the tail, Spica in Virgo further along a curve, and Saturn doing an impression of Spica right near by. And I never thought to look for the comet. Tonight is overcast.

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