Comet Tuttle update

Comet Tuttle update

Comet Tuttle update

Bad Astronomy
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Jan. 1 2008 8:33 PM

Comet Tuttle update

I just got back inside from observing the comet 8P/Tuttle. It's moving! It's in Aries tonight, several degrees from where it was last night. It also looked to be a bit fainter, though the size is about the same. It was easy to find in my big binocs (15x70s), so it shouldn't be too hard in smaller ones too.

It's moving so quickly that a daily skymap is needed to trace its path; check SpaceWeather.com or Heavens Above for the latest one. Again, you should also check BAUT for recent images, too. If you have any, post 'em!