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Observing Comets and Asteroids

Observing reports and news about comets and asteroids.

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A Fast Moving Binocular Comet

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova zips through the predawn sky this weekend. Read more ›

Categories: Comets and Asteroids

A New Binocular Comet

An unremarkable object brightened unexpectedly, but is now fading. Read more ›

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Keeping Up With Comet Catalina

Now’s the time to enjoy the latest binocular comet. Read more ›

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Comet Lovejoy Fades Away

The comet put on an unexpectedly fine show for many months. Read more ›

Categories: Comets and Asteroids, Observing the Sky

Comet ISON Update

Comet ISON appears to have dissipated, along with prospects for a postperihelion sight. Read more ›

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The Comet ISON Saga

From Comet of the Century to Zombie Comet to fade to black . . . Read more ›

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The Comet Kohoutek Fiasco

Predicting the brightness of incoming comets has always been fraught with uncertainty.  For example . . .
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Comet ISON Observing Report

I shot Comet ISON on October 8, on the first cloud-free morning we’ve had in a while. Read more ›

Categories: Comet ISON, Comets and Asteroids, Observing Reports
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