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Lulin to Come Into View This Weekend

Post by Seary on Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:13 pm

Just throwing this out there for Earle and anyone else interested in Astronomy. The Comet Lulin will be visible in the night sky with binoculars in a low light area, or with a telescope, near Saturn. This comet is especially interesting since it has an "inverted" tail and appears to be going the "wrong way". I know ill keep a look out.



Tried to find a picture of the tail... this is the best I could do.
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Re: Lulin to Come Into View This Weekend

Post by Earle on Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:10 pm

Awesome stuff, John! I'm going to be going observing the latter part of next week (except for Friday, b/c the draw of BSG will probably make me come back home), and I will certainly be on the lookout! One of the astronomy club members said that there was a comet up in the early hours, and I'm wondering if this is the same one. I'm pretty sure it is, b/c two comets within a few months is almost unheard of.

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Post by Earle on Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:35 pm

I was out tonight after walking and took a simple pair of binoculars and found the comet. Find Saturn, use the map, and you won't have a problem. It's just to the right of Saturn right now.







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