Road Canyon Three Ways | R&R 3 - I was pooped when I climbed into the tent on the edge of the West Fork of Johns Canyon. A full day of hiking (I'd covered more than 16 miles), after only a...
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Trail write-ups for my dayhiking since 2010. Most of these were near my home in the San Gabriel Valley. However, I spent Fall 2011 living in Murray, Kentucky, so there's a large collection of hikes from Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (KY and TN), and the drive between LA and KY. I also hike a lot in southern Nevada and southern Utah. Each hike used to be organized by year, but I ran out of pages. I should reorganize, but haven't, yet.
I've been trying to see this comet but I must be out looking at the wrong time.ReplyDelete
Tonight and last night, we've had some thin clouds that make it tough.ReplyDelete
Tuesday, it was just south of due west, about 1/2 fist left of the moon. On Wednesday, it was directly under the moon by about a fist-width, almost directly due west. By tomorrow, it should be about a fist to the right of the moon, somewhat north of west. Bright for a comet, but dim for most stuff you'll see in the sky. Binoculars will confirm your sighting.
The Griffith Observatory has a chart, which I have hyperlinked here.
Don't expect to see a tail like that, though. It's much shorter--maybe a moon's width in length. May appear longer as the earth-comet geometry changes, but it will also start getting dimmer.
Glad you got to see the comet. I helped at a public event in Jackson, TN on March 12th and we were able to see it to the left of the thin crescent moon. It was just barely naked eye in the city lights but very nice through the telescope.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I saw your post and sketch. That was the same day I drove up into the local mountains/national forest, but forgot to reinsert my SD card into my DSLR before I left. Viewed it in binoculars and my 100ED, though. It was definitely nicer and more photogenic on the 12th. Darker sky, so longer exposures would have been possible, too.
It did look nice in the 100ED.