Sunday, February 03, 2013

My First Sighting of Comet C/2012 F6

My first sighting of Comet C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) using 10x50 binoculars (click to embiggen). Seen from my back yard. Sadly most of the local light pollution is to the South, where the comet is.

I sketched it because none of my cameras are up to the kinds of exposures needed for comets (also, the light pollution would overwhelm my cameras). The sketch is a little rough because the Bettdeckererschnappender Wiesle has my red torch, so I sort of did it in the dark.

I'll drag out the telescope tomorrow, if the weather holds.