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Monday, 8 August 2011

Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd

On the 2nd August at the time of evening, Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd will be just 41’ 56” away from the beautiful Globular Cluster
Messier 15.
On August 14th the comet will be just 27’ away from the 4th Magnitude star γ Delphini.
On August 26th before midnight, the comet will be just 18’ away from the Globular Cluster Messier 71.
On September 2nd and 3rd, the Comet will pass closely from the Coathanger Asterism.
On January 25th before dawn, high in the North East the Comet will be just 12’ 39” from the 4th Magnitude star ρ Hercules.
On February 3rd and 4th the Comet will be within 38’ from a rich Globular Cluster Messier 92.
On March 16th around midnight, the Comet will be just 13’ from the 5th magnitude star 2 Draconis , and 37’ away from the 3.8 magnitude star λ Draconis.
On April 14th in the late evening, the Comet will be within 32’ from the 3rd Magnitude star ι Ursa Majoris.
For high resolution charts visit the link below:
Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

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