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New Comet - Pojmanski
New Comet - Pojmanski

A newly discovered comet is currently visible in binoculars and even with the naked eye from dark sky locations. At the time of this writing, Comet Pojmanski is shinning at magnitude 5.5.

The comet can be seen low on the eastern horizon during morning twilight from mid-northern latitudes starting on February 27. It makes the closest approach to Earth on March 5th and then begins to fade as it goes out into the far reaches of the solar system.

Comet Pojmanski at closest approach to Earth on March 5 as seen from mid-northern latitudes at 5 a.m. local time.

 

Binoculars will be your best instrument to view Comet Pojmanski. Look for a fuzzy nucleus with a trailing tail.

March 2006

Details
Date Taken: 05/27/2011
Author: Pedro Braganca
Category: Archives

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