COMET THROUGH BINOCS: This is my “artist’s depiction” of the view of Comet NEOWISE as seen through binoculars. It was visible with the unaided eye, but we were viewing over water and mist was forming. To spot this comet in the evening, get to a very flat horizon, free of trees, buildings or mountains. Look to the northwest, at least… Continue reading


COMET CATALINA makes it’s closest pass to Earth this weekend, on the night of Saturday, January 16. On this night, it will be very close to the handle of the Big Dipper. Catalina will pass between the Big and Little Dippers among the stars of Draco through the end of January as it recedes from the Earth. In the process,… Continue reading

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