Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Surprise Comet Yi-SWAN C/2009 F6

From Sky and Telescope alerts:

A small 8th-magnitude comet is now making its way slowly across Cassiopeia toward Perseus. The surprise visitor, called Comet Yi-SWAN, should be within reach of small telescopes for most of April and May 2009. However, bright moonlight will make it a challenge to spot until the second half of April.