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Comet 46P

Now, absolutely no promises but later this year we might – MIGHT! – have a comet in our sky bright enough to be visible to the naked eye. Comet 46P Wirtanen has the potential to be visible without any help from binoculars or a telescope, but comets are notoriously fickle creatures and 46P might yet disappoint us, as so many comets have done before. We’ll just have to wait and see!

In the meantime, just to help you prepare and plan your observations of 46P, here are some finder charts I hope you’ll find useful. More information nearer the time.

Dec 1st

Dec 5th

Dec 10th

Dec 15 wide

Dec 15 narrow

Dec 15th

Dec 16 wide

Dec 16 narrow

Dec 17 narrow

Dec 20th

Dec 22 wide

Dec 22 narrow

Dec 23 wide

Dec 23 wide

Dec 24 wide

Dec 24 narrow,jpg

Dec 25th

Dec 30th

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