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Comet Garradd C2009 P1

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM

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by John Nassr


Comet Garradd C 2009 P1 is just a few days from closest approach to Earth. It glows at magnitude 7 and is easy to detect in a pair of 10x50 binoculars. The comet is quite extensive and easily spans over two degrees of sky or four full moon widths. (Imaged March 1, 2012)

 

http://stardustobservatory.org/upload/comets/GarraddC2009P1Feb292012mag7Borg77EDf55ST10L3x5minRGB111x4min2x2-Nassr_20120229230247.jpg




Categories: Observations, Photography

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