How to spot Comet Lulin with the naked eye

lulin-jan-19-jaeger_400Below Saturn in the night sky, towards the end of February, comet Lulin will be visible with the naked eye.

Here’s a handy guide on finding, not just comet Lulin, but other objects in the Jan / Feb 2009 Northern hemisphere, such as Regulus and Polaris.

There’s also some useful information on Lulin over at skyandtelescope.com

2 comments on “How to spot Comet Lulin with the naked eye

  1. As Lulin comet is backward orbiting, we have to consider a long standing, global problem in physics education, regarding the direction of motion and a trouble in the Solar System. See my Letter in CHANGE (a bimonthly of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching) May-June 2008, title: Getting science right. Personally, it reminds me of a happy discussion of that problem with Prof. Martin Perl (Nobel Laureate, Physics) in SINGAPORE, Nov. 2007, in a conference in honor of Prof. C N Yang on his 85th birthday – because we both love mechanics.

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