Blazing Sunset

This is Colin Thomas’s view of the McNaught comet from Western Australia last night. Sunset is almost upon us, and I am hoping to run outside right now with my nephew to take a look tonight. The cloud might obscure the view, but let’s give it a go. We have a small toy 180x telescope with us.


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    a quantum diaries survivor said,

    Hi Kea,

    a pair of binoculars – ANY kind – would be better than a telescope, especially if it has high power. If you are stuck with that, use it at the lowest possible power.

    Good luck, and let us northerners know.


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    L. Riofrio said,

    Gorgeous photo! I hope Austraoia continues to enjoy good observing weather.

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    Kea said,

    Hi guys! Unfortunately the view from Sydney isn’t the best. There was cloud hanging over the hills. We only saw the faint glow of the comet through a gap in the clouds – with the naked eye, which is cool! We didn’t worry about the ‘telescope’, Tommaso!

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