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Capture Comet C2009 P1 Garradd Now

by Tammy Plotner on August 17, 2011

Comet C2009 P1 Garradd and Perseids imaged by students at Bareket Observatory.

What are you waiting for? If it’s an engraved invitation, then consider this your pass to get out and start looking for Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd! It’s well within reach of average binoculars and it’s even in a position that’s easy for the average observer! Step on out here into the backyard and I’ll show you…

At close to magnitude 8, Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd is currently grazing its way along the eastern line of the Summer Triangle. Even if you live in a moderately light polluted area, you should be able to make out the three bright stars, Deneb to the north, Vega to the west and Altair to the south. Just aim your binoculars roughly halfway between Altair and Deneb and begin scanning on binocular field at a time for a faint, fuzzy poofball that signifies the comet’s presence. What you will see in binoculars will appear to be like a “fuzzy star” – while a telescope will reveal the beginnings of a tail.

Just check out the video taken by our friends at Bareket Observatory!

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