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peachyjim
2009-Jun-23, 03:26 AM
I stumbled across an article on wikipedia stating that in 2012 we should be expecting Eros to travel within 0.1790 AU from Earth. My first question is, "Is there any validity to this statement and if so will it be visible with an amateur telescope." My next question would be do you know what the next visible comet will approach. In a related question what would be a good beginners telescope that can easily see things like Saturn and Jupiter or the horsehead nebula.

Thank you,
Jim G