Two binocular comets and a small-scope supernovaMarch 31, 2017
This is a shorty, just posting links to some current events for easy reference:
- Comet 41P is bright and easily visible in binoculars from dark skies for most of the night from mid-northern latitudes (link).
- Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy – the sixth comet discovered by Australian amateur Terry Lovejoy – is up just before dawn, near the ‘nose’ of Pegasus (link).
- Supernova 2017cbv in the spiral galaxy NGC 5643 is visible in Lupus in the middle of the night – it’s a few degrees north and about an hour east of Omega Centauri, so it transits the meridian around 3 AM right now (link).
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