Two Comets

Over at Astroblog, Ian Musgrave writes about Comet LONEOS which is currently brightening and is getting close to being visible with the naked eye. According to the finder charts it is currently between the constellations of Bootes and Virgo. Chris Lintott points out a second comet - Comet Holmes - which brightened almost over-night from magnitude 17 to 4. That means that it may also be visible by eye from a dark site. Comet Holmes (insert your own Sherlock Holmes jokes here) is currently sat near the constellation of Perseus.

If you see either of these by eye you can tick off one of my 10 astronomy things to do before you die.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 24th Oct 2007 (20:10 BST) | Permalink
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