July 19, 2019

AstroEvent: The Tail(s) of Two Comets.

As the Moon begins its inexorable wane after passing Full phase this weekend, we’d like to turn you attention to two decent comets currently gracing opposing hemispheres.

First up is the tongue twisting comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková. This Internet search-defying comet currently shines at about magnitude +8 and is actually a circum-polar object for New Zealand viewers this month. [Read more...]