Monday, January 5, 2009

Intruder Alert!

Thanks to APOD (Astronomy Photo Of the Day) I've been alerted to the appearance of Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3).  Currently in the constellation of Libra, if you are at about 40┬║ latitude it should appear low in the sky about 5- 5:40 am.  Might be difficult for me as I live on the western side of Mt. Timpanogos which blots out the entire eastern sky.  However, as I often head to the gym that early in the morning, I might have a chance of catching it. I'll try using binoculars.

Except for the next couple of days: Winter snowdump in progress. Don't even want to get the car out of the garage. No clear sky for a little while.

Now that this interloper is on the radar, however, we'll be keeping an eye on it here at the bunker.

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