Tuesday, October 30, 2007

After I got done teaching my theology class tonight, I took a look at Comet Holmes; it was very easy to find. It looks like a small dandilion puff, especially through a telescope (I took a look through a small three and a half inch Meade Maksutov-Cassegrain when I got home, using a 26 mm Ploessl eyepiece). My wife Ruth enjoyed looking at it too.

Sky and Telsecope magazine has sky charts that help locate it. It is easy to see all night long.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Yeah, I found it easily. Using my binoculars it looked huge. Carolina thought it was Andromeda at first, but of course it's a lot brighter than Andromeda. I plan to bring my binocs and scope tonight and let people look at the "ghost" star.