Comet ATLAS may soon be visible to the naked eye

by | Mar 26, 2020 | comets | 0 comments

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Between the end of March and the middle of June, ATLAS will slip through several familiar constellations and come close to some easily identifiable bright stars, including Capella, Aldebaran, and Betelgeuse.
CREDIT: Alison Klesman (via TheSkyX)

Finally, we’d like to alert you all to a comet that may just become really darn bright come Map. I’m talking about Comet Atlas, which is currently visible in small telescopes. This is the time for everyone to practice your astrophotography from your driveway and patio, and learn to find your way around the sky, so that you are ready in a few weeks when this system is at its best. I know some of you are already taking images, and I’m here to say, I want to see them! We have a new images channel setup on our CosmoQuest Discord channel where your astrophotography can be shared with adoring fans you didn’t know you had. 


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