5460Anyone seen the comet yet?
- Aug 2, 2006There's a new comet in the sky. Located near the keystone. Last
night I was at Martin's house. I was able to view it in my binos but
failed to find it with the 4.5" that I brought. Here's some info on
The periodic comet 177P/2006 M3 (Barnard 2) was recently recovered
after a span of well over a hundred years. It is currently visible
in binoculars in the constellation of Hercules and is shining at a
magnitude of 8.4 as it heads towards Draco. This comet has a large
10' coma and is fairly diffuse due to its proximity to the Earth.
A finder chart is posted at
For further information see these sites:
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