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Finding Comet Love Joy

January 6, 2015

Comet Lovejoy is gracing our skies  and with a weather forecast showing clear skies, it’s a great time to step outside with a pair of binoculars and take a look at the comet. Comet Lovejoy was...Read More

Comet Siding Spring

Comet Siding Spring

October 14, 2014

In a matter of days now, on the 20th of October, a rare astronomical event will take place when comet C/2013 A1, otherwise known as comet Siding Spring, has a very close encounter with the planet...Read More

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Comet ISON: An Incoming Sun-Grazing Comet

November 20, 2013

The formal (technical) name is C/2012 S1 (ISON) Comet ISON is presently approaching the sun and being closely monitored by astronomers around the world. The reason for the special interest is...Read More

Comet ISON Visible with Binoculars

November 12, 2013

We’re getting up early this week to spot Comet ISON,  but so far it’s been cloudy in Auckland.   Have you seen Comet ISON yet?  It should be visible with binoculars low on the...Read More

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Photos of Comet ISON

November 12, 2013

Space.com has compiled these different photos of Comet ISON, each of them taken by one of 8 spacecraft. http://www.space.com/19372-comet-ison-photos-2013-great-comet.htmlRead More

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Comet ISON Timeline

November 12, 2013

This video from space.com charts Comet ISONs path since it was first discovered. http://www.space.com/20436-comet-ison-s-path-through-the-inner-solar-system-video.htmlRead More