[Chaos-l] Comet SWAN
jstewart at misg.com
Fri Oct 27 11:38:42 EDT 2006
Hi all. Comet Swan was mentioned briefly recently, but it's apparently
undergoing a sudden increase in brightness. Wednesday it was mag 4.5,
visible to the unaided eye under dark conditions, and easily visible
using binoculars under most suburban conditions. An article with finder
chart for the next few days is at:
The weather for tomorrow is questionable, but Sunday looks pretty good.
The moon is going to be an increasing problem, though: first quarter is
Sunday night, and the comet is in Hercules.
Jon Stewart-Taylor: joncst at earthlink.net; 919-967-2912
Chapel Hill Astronomy: http://rtpnet.org/chaos/
Light pollution information: http://www.ncdarksky.org/
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