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Comet Pan-STARRS is now visible to the naked eye.

I tried to look but I would have to travel far to get a good view of the horizon.

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Still too cloudy here.  Tomorrow night looks more promising, but I have a similar problem with the horizon.
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If I can remember I will climb the stairs to the roof at work tomorrow evening.  :;):
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Too cloudy so far. :(
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Here's the only comet I'll probably be able to see tonight.

                               
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Too late for tonight, but I'll take the boys over to the coast overlook tomorrow at sunset and see what we can see.  It's iffy--fog have moved in and out the last couple of days.

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A series of low pressure sytems are moving in off the Pacific, so it is unlikely anyone in Western Washington will get to see it.

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Nope. And it was mostly clear here.
Where am I supposed to be looking?


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Cloud cover here.

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Nope. And it was mostly clear here.
Where am I supposed to be looking?

Near the moon, just around sunset, at least for the next few days.
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I haven't seen one,though it would be ones in a lifetime experience,i would really like to go to a place where I can get a chance to view it,is there any news about it?
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I couldn't see it Sunday night though the sky was clear.  Cloudy last night.

Tuesday, it's supposed to be about three finger-widths to the south of the young crecent moon, so conditions should be ideal...

It should be visible for the next several nights, but without the moon to act as a guide.
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Clouds, clouds, clouds. Gonna be cloudy all week. I even had a great spot picked and was going to head there with my daughter.

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Hopefully we'll have a clear sky tonight.  We're going to my in-laws house for a good view and the use of their telescope and binoculars.

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Tuesday, it's supposed to be about three finger-widths to the south of the young crecent moon, so conditions should be ideal...

It should be visible for the next several nights, but without the moon to act as a guide.

Thanks

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I was out last night, but didn't spot it.  Maybe tonight.

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The weather is not cooperating here either.

I'm looking forward to ISON in November.
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Maybe the clouds will cooperate tonight. This might help you find it  http://www.space.com/20175-comet-pan-starrs-near-moon.html

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Dshur on HAZ posted a picture from Sunday.  Nobody else I know has reported seeing it.
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Dshur on HAZ posted a picture from Sunday.  

That was a pretty good photo
Okay, so it is going to be very low on horizon
It should be easy to locate tonite with Lamebeaver's "3 fingers to the left of the moon"

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Dshur on HAZ posted a picture from Sunday.  

That was a pretty good photo
Okay, so it is going to be very low on horizon
It should be easy to locate tonite with Lamebeaver's "3 fingers to the left of the moon"

All together now - Clear Sky...Clear Sky

Darn, I spelled it wrong.  I should have said Dschur.
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Here's a graphic on location. And another article.

It's low in the sky no matter when you look. Binocs may help.


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Saw it
Would have never found it without the moon pointing
Faint even w/ binocs.  But it is there
Viewing conditions very good

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Saw it
Would have never found it without the moon pointing
Faint even w/ binocs.  But it is there
Viewing conditions very good

Tucson

I was counting on you!

Still too many clouds here.
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. . . Still too many clouds here.

Here also.

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Fog moved in here.  Maybe tomorrow, though RD's report of it being barely visible is discouraging.

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I saw nothing but pink haze. The ocean breeze was nice though.
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That was cool
I got to watch it fly all the way into the ground
I would not call it a naked eye object.  Binocs are a must

After I first picked it up, I checked on it every few minutes.  As it got darker and the comet got brighter against the sky, it was unfortunately sinking lower to the horizon, so the overall view remained fairly constant.

It is small and fairly dim, but it has 'a lot of hair on it’
It will be fun to watch over the next several days as the tail rotates clockwise over the head
I just love stuff like this !


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It is small and fairly dim, but it has 'a lot of hair on it’

Finally found it after about 20 minutes. VERY dim. I may take the scope out tomorrow and see how that compares to tonight's view through the binocs.

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It will get better as it get's further from the sun over the next couple of weeks. It's worth watching nightly to get a sense of the orbit that it follows as it moves through our sky.

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