26 Jan 2016

Comet Catalina sails past the Pole star

Comet Catalina US10 is now whizzing past the north pole of the night sky, it is still nicely visible with binoculars, however it magnitude will fade below +6 at the end of the month. The photograph here is by John Hunter who lives in Liverpool (UK), and shows Catalina on the night of 15 January as it moved close to the bright star Alkaid in the tail of the Ursa Major.

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