Sunday, October 19, 2014
Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring Edges Closer to Mars (17-18 October)
Tomorrow comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring comes closest to Mars. Watched by a flotilla of spacecraft from Mars, and a batallion of amateur and professional observers.
Hopefully the weather will hold. Friday night was clear but I missed observations as I was picking up EldestOne during optimum observing time. Tonight was cloudy, but the robot scopes at iTelescope picked up the comet for me.
Unfortunately, my kids have used up all the high speed bandwidth, so despite having heaps of pictures, downloading them takes forever. You can see my images of the comet near the butterfly cluster here.
Here's hoping tomorrow night is clearer.
Labels: C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, comet, iTelescope, Mars
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