Sunday, January 7, 2007

We are graced with a Comet

Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught is plunging towards the Sun and brightening dramatically. It has attained naked-eye visibility--you don't need a telescope to see it. However, if you have a pair of binoculars, they will sure pump-up the view. This sun-grazing comet can be seen near the horizon at sunrise or sunset. Check the link above for maps and more information.

A word of caution: always be extremely careful aiming any optical instrument (binocs, telescope, or even your eyes) too close to the sun. You could damage your eyes even before the blink reflex can save you.

Now, get out and observe!

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