Monday, February 23, 2009

Comet Lulin Tonight: 9:43pm CST: closest pass by

Comet Lulin will be visible in its closest approach to Earth since it's find by Quanzhi Ye who was 19 in 2007 at the Lulin Observatory in Taiwan.

It can be found looking south about halfway up, Find the big dipper follow its handle down to its tip and you'll see Regulus and Spica; Look above Spica and south of Saturn with a High powered Binoculars or a good telescope and you should be able to see a fuzzy Green ball," unless your tugging a telescope the size of a small vehicle." [Quote: Mark Hammergren-Adler Planetarium]

Sources:
http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=best-chance-to-view-comet-lulin-is-2009-02-23

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/1442784,CST-NWS-comet21.article

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