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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Comet Lulin: A Smudge Worth Seeing

Well, now my neck is frozen, and my fingers are all in a knot.
But, I SAW Comet Lulin with my binoculars. Woot! Woot!
It looked as if someone put their thumb in some white powder and thumb smudged the sky. I found it between Saturn and Regulus. It has yet to reach Regulus.
It was well worth the effort. Thrilling.
If you divert your eyes slightly from the Comet, it helps to see the tail. Very dim indeed with binoculars.
I took my Uglydoll, Rocket, who is a blue Wedgehead with me. He stayed on his back on the dashboard with his eye skyward. He's still enjoying the warm glow of our new sighting. Me too.

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