May 16, 2020

Watch the SKIES!

A few weeks ago we noted that the newly discovered Comet Atlas was looking to be a spectacular sight. 


Well....it went and disintegrated

Now one of the Brickmuppet's Crack Team of Science Babes has come to bring us the news that the committee of ominous sky omens has successfully requisitioned a replacement from the comet dispensary. 



Well. 

OK then.


Comet Swan should be visible in the northeast at dawn in the next week or so. It will be viewable with binoculars and possibly to the naked eye just above the horizon to the northeast around dawn between now and early June. Peak brightness is expected in the morning of the 21st..

Here's what it looked like via telescope on April 20th. This is a compressed one hour exposure taken by Terry Lovejoy.

 

Note that while Swan will be barely visible, if you've got a good telescope, and can escape the lockdown, there are 4 comets flitting about right now


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Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun May 17 12:47:11 2020 (PiXy!)

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