SUMMARY: As an exciting beginning to the new year, Comet Machholz is making its way across the night sky visible with the unaided eye. If you've never looked at a comet before, now's your chance. First, find some dark skies and then look into the constellation of Taurus. As Tammy describes in this week's "What's Up", the comet will get near to the Pleiades star cluster on Friday. That's the day you should try and spot it. Take some binoculars and your camera too.
If you take a picture, visit the astrophotography section of the Universe Today forum and post your picture.
P.S. Thanks to John Gianforte for this picture of Machholz.
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