Wednesday, June 17, 2009
DIscovery of a Good Comet
In Scutum, not far from the clusters of Sagittarius, it is currently at magnitude 14.5. A bit too dim for many amateurs, and well out of binocular range. The first confirmatory image from Giovanni Sostero, Paul Camilleri, Enrico Prosperi and Ernesto Guido is here, and a nice follow up image is here. Tont Farkas has a short animation here. Beutiful images taken with the GRAS remote telescopes by Erik Bryssinck and R. Ligustri are here and here respectively.