Monday, July 14, 2008

Comet W1 Boattini Now Visible For Northern Skies

There's now a Comet Visible in pre-dawn skies.

5 comments:

Roman said...

Will it be visible tomorrow? Also, pardon dumb question: the "northern skies" is where? ... in other words, would I look in the direction of route 93 north? ... :)... I know...

Howard said...

Northern skys means northern hemisphere. Sky and Telescope has more including a finding chart.

Though the Boston Sky Chart shows it's forecast to be cloudy (find the time you want you want the column to be dark).

Howard said...

Basically look east. At 4am, the Pleiades are just north of East and the comet is I think just south of East. I think about 25 degrees about the horizon.

Anonymous said...

The question is: Is Howard getting up to see the comet at 4am or is he capping off his night of partying with some comet watching?

Howard said...

As it turns out, neither.