November 8, 2010

FINDING CHARTS OF COMET C/2010 V1 IKEYA-MURAKAMI







Here I have posted the finding charts of latest visually discovered comet C/2010 V1 Ikeya-Murakami. The comet will remain in the constellation Virgo till Mid-December. The comet is moving to the East-Southeast direction and its magnitudes are around 8-9. The comet rises with Saturn at 4:32am and is just within a degree SE of Saturn just before dawn on 9th November. The comet will be nearly 1 degree South of the 4.4th magnitude star Theta Virginis on the morning of 17th November (see chart 2). On November 26th the comet will be 2 degrees 20’ NE of Spica.

I am waiting for my first observation and will share in this blog whenever I will observe this comet.

Clear skies and happy comet hunting,
Rahul Zota
Bhuj, INDIA

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