View Full Version : New Comet Discovered During ‘Stargazing Live’ Event

2013-Jan-10, 07:00 PM
This week is the BBC’s Stargazing Live, and there have been all sorts of events in the UK for what has become a national stargazing celebration. Excitingly, during one event where astronomers were coordinating imaging with students in UK schools, a new comet was discovered. “To say we’re over the moon would be an understatement,” [...]

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2013-Jan-10, 08:11 PM
From the article:

The new object at magnitude 20, billions of times fainter than the human eye can see

Each five magnitudes is 100x, and the human eye can easily see magnitude 5, so this is not even a million times fainter than the human eye can see. :)