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Old 02-28-2013, 07:05 AM   #92
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Coworker just sent me a flyer from a Wisconsin based astronomy club about a comet coming up in about 10 days called Pan Starrs, that will be visible from March 10th-16th (dates based on a Wisconsin perspective).

I looked it up in my Orion Starry Nights software (from a central NC perspective) and this is what it will look like at 6:40 pm in the western sky. Look at it's juxtaposition with the moon, pretty cool.

Wow, look at the apparent magnitude! Thing is going to be almost as bright as Saturn!!
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