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Author Topic: Comet Lulin naked eye object Feb 2009  (Read 3363 times)
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« on: January 10, 2009, 08:15:28 AM »

Comet Lulin is gliding through the constellation Libra in the southeastern sky before dawn: . It glows like an 8th magnitude star, so a mid-sized backyard telescope is required to see it. Visibility will improve in February as the Earth-comet distance shrinks. At closest approach (0.41 AU) on February 24th, the comet should brighten to about 5th magnitude--dimly visible to the unaided eye and an easy target for binoculars: ephemeris.

One to keep an eye out for.  More details http://www.spaceweather.com/
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