Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What up, Holmes?

Wanna see a Comet?

If you look at the constellation Perseus in the northeast for the next few days, you'll be able to see a small comet. The comet, called Holmes, has recently puffed out a huge cloud of dust, and the dust is being reflected by sunlight. It looks like a small fuzzy star now, but the dust is slowly expanding day by day...

The following graphics from Sky & Telescope magazine:

Around 11pm the stars and constellations are positioned this way:

Here's a link with more info on it:


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