Saturday, October 27, 2007

comet holmes

i'll definitely be checking this newly bright comet out with the 70 year old 9-inch refractor tonight!!! (and i'll be wearing my halloween costume during the entire star party ;)

probably finding the sideways "W" of cassiopeia high in the northeast and looking down to perseus is a good way to find it. it's bright and yellow. it'll be visible low near the horizon after sunset and rise to overhead after midnight!



Anonymous said...

Amanda - I was wondering when you were going to mention this unusual comet. Observed it from my backyard with the wife and kids, using naked eye (looks just like a star); binoculars and telescope.

2007 has been a good year for comets, with McNaught and now Holmes. Last time we got a good year for comets was 1996, with Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp.



C W Magee said...

So if I stay up until 1:30, this thing will be all of 4 degrees above the horizon...