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Wed, 02 Dec 2015 - CATALINA meets the Moon in the pre-dawn sky

Although this miserable weather means I still haven't caught my first glimpse of Comet CATALINA US10, others elsewhere are seeing it, and long exposure photos show it has a beautifully-structured, forked blue-white ion tail and a curved, golden dust tail.

Over the next week or so Comet CATALINA will climb higher into a darker sky, and brighten too, at the same time as a shrinking and fading Moon hopscotches its way down the line of planets currently on display in the eastern pre-dawn sky. Here's where to look for it - I hope your weather is better than mine!

 

Added by: Stuart Atkinson