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Mark

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Comets....
« on: April 12, 2017, 11:20:20 AM »
Anyone been checking out the comets?  At least three I know of currently, all are reasonable mags.  Here's where Comet Johnson (mag 8.2 and brightening in Hercules) is going to be on the 27th, close to Phi Herculis.  The nice sketch is from Cloudy Nights in a 12.5" telescope.

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is also an easy find, this chart showing it on the 21st just off beta Draconis, mag 8.7 but forecast to dim (this comet is famous for outburst though).

Nice comet site, with excellent graphics and current info: https://theskylive.com/c2015v2-tracker
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