• Astronomy is entertaining

    From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to All on Mon Feb 6 12:44:24 2017
    GREEN COMET APPROACHES EARTH:

    This week, a small green comet named "45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova" (45P for short) is approaching Earth for one of the closest comet flybys of the Space Age. On the nights around Feb. 11th, Comet 45P will be an easy target for binoculars and small telescopes, revealing itself in eyepieces as an emerald colored fuzzball. Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com for sky maps and
    to find out what makes this little comet so green.

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  • From Jazzy_J@VERT/JAYSCAFE to Ennev on Tue Feb 7 23:13:00 2017
    Ennev wrote to All <=-

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    GREEN COMET APPROACHES EARTH:

    This week, a small green comet named "45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova" (45P for short) is approaching Earth for one of the closest comet flybys of
    the Space Age. On the nights around Feb. 11th, Comet 45P will be an
    easy target for binoculars and small telescopes, revealing itself in eyepieces as an emerald colored fuzzball. Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com for sky maps and to find out what makes this little
    comet so green.

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    = Synchronet = MtlGeek - Geeks in Montreal - http://mtlgeek.com/ -

    I've been using XEphem to track it. It's rising at about 3 am Central, atm. As we progress to the middle of February, it will eventually be visible all night.
    Then, it will go.


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