Comet Lulin Flys By Saturn
February 24, 2009 1 Comment
A quick reminder that bright Comet Lulin will be easy to locate tonight as it passes within a few degrees of Saturn. The comet is currently around 5th magnitude. This means observers at dark rural sites will be able to see the comet with their naked eyes as a faint glow. Observers in suburban and urban settings will be able to see the comet with small binoculars. Of course, if you have a telescope the view will be even better.
The comet will still be close (though moving away from) Saturn over the next few days.
If anyone gets a nice picture of the Comet and/or Saturn and wishes to share them, post a link to the image in the comments section and I’ll include them in a future posting.
More on Comet Lulin can be found here at the “In The Sky This Month – February 2009” post.
A higher resolution finder chart for observers with binoculars or telescopes can be found at Heavens Above.
A great series of images can be found at Spaceweather.com.