View Full Version : Comet Visits Pleiades Tonight

2005-Sep-11, 05:19 AM
SUMMARY: If you've got clear skies tonight, you should have an easy time finding Comet Machholz with your unaided eye - and it'll look even better in binoculars or a small telescope. That's because the comet will pass only 2-degrees away from a familiar object in the sky tonight; the Seven Sisters, a.k.a. the Pleiades star cluster. Head outside and face south; you can find Pleiades just above the constellation of Orion. Machholz will be 52 million km away from our planet this week; unfortunately, that's the closest it's going to get.

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