Friday, March 03, 2006
Where's Comet Pojmanksi now?
That said, the spotters maps I put up at Southern Skywatch will help a fair bit. The binocular map is particularly relevant (although the location of the guide stars will be a bit "side on" compared to the way I've drawn the map).
Basically, you need to go out about an hour and a half to an hour before sunrise. Face East. Venus is very obvious as the brightest object in the sky, below that will be the stars alpha and beta Capriicornii, of to the left/north is the three bright stars of Aquila, A bit more to the right/east is roughly where the comet is, and this is the area that the binocular map shows (very roughly, the comet currently lies at the intersection between a line drawn from apha Aquila to the horizon, and from Venus to the horizon).