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Comet Lulin

Short for now – more to be added later.

I saw Comet Lulin last night – FROM SEATTLE – through a break in the clouds. I observed for about 30-45 minutes, and did some hand-observations:

Comet Lulin Observations [1]

Comet Lulin Observations - Click to see animation!

Here are some links if you want to learn more or see it yourself:

Video of it moving across the sky:
http://www.astrophotoinsight.com/node/1625 [2]

The most detailed picture I’ve seen so far:
http://bf-astro.com/cometLulin.htm [3]

And the prettiest picture I’ve seen so far:
http://www.astropix.com/HTML/SHOW_DIG/094.HTM [4]

A good article from this year with some background on its discovery 2
years ago:
http://www.universetoday.com/2009/01/14/comet-lulin-is-on-the-way/ [5]

A more recent article that mentions the new discovery about the
structure of the tail:
http://www.universetoday.com/2009/02/01/comet-c2007-n3-lulin-a-twist-in-the-tail/ [6]

Observation reports and charts:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/highlights/35992534.html [7]