Saturday, November 17, 2007

Larger than the Sun

Currently there is an object in our solar system that is larger than the Sun. This does not happen every day of the week, so it might be a good time to reacquaint yourself with the night sky.

Read more about Comet Holmes at Astronomy Picture of the Day and at Sky and Telescope.

Update: Saw it! With my eyes it's just a centerless cloud to be seen near Mirphak through binocs or by passing my eyes over Mirphak to activate peripheral B/W vision, but if it blows up tomorrow I will have seen it. Clue: the last link of the handle of the Little Dipper points more or less at Mirphak.

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