Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Comet C/2008 A1 McNaught Brightens
Comet A1 McNaught will never be as bright as its famous predecessor, but it is considerably brighter than what it was expected to be at this stage (Magnitude 6 vs magnitude 8). It will only be a fuzzy blob in binoculars and telescope, and people at dark-sky sites will just be able to see it as a fuzzy dot, but it will be our fuzzy dot.
A nice image from Comet Al, in suburban Melbourne.
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