Re:Two comets in one night

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Posted by Graham Relf at 10:11 on 2011 Sep 15

C/2010 X1 Elenin is currently very near the Sun, as can be seen on the Computing Section’s site: http://britastro.org/computing/applets_planets.htmlYou can use our applet to see how it moves past the Sun and out to become observable. However, I believe there is still some doubt as to whether it will survive perihelion and be as bright as hoped.You can track many other comets on our applet, including all those currently at the top of the Comet Section’s list.I managed to photograph C/2009 P1 Garradd last night – the first proper clear night for many weeks here. Photo can be seen here (Flickr)