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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd for observations until February 2012

         Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) was discovered by Gordon Garradd in Siding Spring, Australia, on August 2009.It is the most visible comet this time, and it is approaching the magnitude 6 in brightness. This comet is expected to remain at about the same brightness until March 2012. Its size is not expected to change dramatically in the next few months, although it will probably achieve the highest brightness in February 2012.

Until now, the comet was relatively rapid on the sky, making it more difficult to follow. Now, the comet has established in a region near the constellation Hercules. Comet will be in front of Hercules, from now until February 2012.
You must be familiar with the constellation Hercules and with a detailed diagram of the sky to find the comet.

Vega is quite high in the sky in the west at nightfall. Many are familiar with Vega, because it is the brightest star in the triangle: Vega, Deneb and Altair. Vega serves as the most important indicator by which to locate the comet Garradd.

An interesting video on this comet can be seen below, made ​​Bareket Observatory in Israel on 22 August 2011.

Below pictures shows the path of the comet in the sky between november 2011 and late February 2012.

                                          Garradd comet in November 3, 2011
                                          Garradd comet in December 4, 2011
                                           Garradd comet in December 25, 2011
                                          Garradd comet in January 8, 2012
                                          Garradd comet in February 5, 2012
                                          Garradd comet in February 26, 2012

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