Obscured by Clouds. The rough and ready blog of a cloud benighted biologist and amateur astronomer. Astroblog will cover my interests in astronomy, biology and Life, the Universe and Everything.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I saw 2008 A1 McNaught
Another clear night, I got out the binoculars at astronomical twilight and scanned for comet 2008 A1 McNaught. Found it right away, it's a small fuzzy dot, and I estimate its magnitude to be around 6.7-6.6. Sadly, a whole house of drawing obsessed people, I could not find one pencil with a point, or a sharpener (my special astrosketching pencil has gone awol) so no sketch. McNaught is moving fast, so this should be fun to watch over the next few days.