Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Comet McNaught C/2006 P1!

Comet McNaught C/2006 P1 is getting very bright! It's low in the dawn sky just before sunrise, and a little tricky to see. In spite of that, recent predictions have it as bright as Venus!

(The top picture is by P-M Heden and was published in skytonight.com. The below diagram is from January's Surprise Comet by Roger W. Sinnot, skytonight.com).