Where is Comet Lulin Tonight?

Comet Lulin is still bright and easy to see. It is also rising earlier and earlier every night as it speeds into the evening sky. Tonight and tomorrow, the comet will be located near the bright star of Regulus in Leo.

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Sky chart showing the position of Comet Lulin and Saturn for 9:30 pm on the night of Feb 26. Chart produced with the Stellarium software (www.stellarium.org).

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.

About Carl Hergenrother
I am a professional astronomer specializing in the study of comets, asteroids and meteors. This blog will focus on my professional and amateur work in this field

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