Comet 8P/Tuttle

Space Weather News for Dec. 29, 2007
http://spaceweather.com
New Year Comet
After a 13.6 year absence, Comet 8P/Tuttle is once again traveling through the inner solar system.
On Jan. 1 and 2, 2008, it makes its closest approach to Earth–only 24 million miles away. The
emerald-colored comet will brighten to a predicted magnitude of 5.8, visible to the unaided eye
from
dark-sky sites and a fine target for backyard telescopes anywhere.

Two nights before closest approach, on Dec. 30th and 31st, something extraordinary will happen:
Comet 8P/Tuttle has a beautiful close encounter with spiral galaxy M33. The comet and the galaxy
may
even overlap! This is a can’t-miss opportunity for astrophotographers around the world.

Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, photos and more information.

Advertisements
Published in: on Monday; 31 f, 2007 at 10:42 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://esoterickat.wordpress.com/2007/12/31/comet-8ptuttle/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: