Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Hi Y'all,

Has anyone managed to spot the new comet yet?

Comet PanSTARRS has just moved from the southern hemisphere, to visibility in the northern hemisphere. The past 2 day where supposed to be ideal here as it passed by the new crescent Moon in our sky. Unfortunately the sky has been hazy and not very clear.

The comet is net very bright, and only visibly in twilight so it will be tricky. You will almost certainly need binoculars.As you see in the illustration above, each day PanSTARRS will be getting a little higher above the horizon and thus farther from the Sun's glare, but at the same time it is expected to get dimmer as it speeds away from the Sun on its orbit back to the edge of the solar system.

Let us know if you catch it!

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