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T O P I C R E V I E WilbassoNewly-discovered Comet Nevski is headed into the inner Solar System. It's more than 8 A.U. distant and far too faint for even medium-sized telescopes to see at present. However, the orbital computations suggest that it will make a very close approach to Earth in November-December 2013. As it goes through the inner Solar System, it will be moving eastward in the sky along with the Sun as it approaches Earth, so it will stay visible for quite a while. We could be in for a spectacular cometary display in the last week of November next year! Stay tuned!SpaceAholicOr it could turn out to be another Comet KohoutekSincerely -Debbie Downercanyon42It's actually the sun that it will be making an unusually close approach to, rather than the Earth. Still, it has the potential to be a spectacular sight--IF it survives its perihelion passage. tegwilymEven better... the big show (if it works) will be seen from the Northern Hemisphere. Sorry Australia, it's our turn for the big one. Blackarrow quote:Originally posted by SpaceAholic:Or it could turn out to be another Comet Kohoutek Don't knock Kohoutek. It was a naked-eye comet. I saw it one night in (I think) 1974. It was quite clear, with a significant tail. It was only my second naked-eye comet, after the truly wonderful Comet Bennett in 1970. My total to date is only five.
We could be in for a spectacular cometary display in the last week of November next year! Stay tuned!
Sincerely -Debbie Downer
quote:Originally posted by SpaceAholic:Or it could turn out to be another Comet Kohoutek
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