Comet Catalina… check ;-)

This morning I woke up a bit earlier than usual and decided to take a stab at observing, or at least glancing, comet C/2013 US10 “Catalina” which has put up quite a show over the recent couple of days:


(This image has been taken from and was taken by Yasushi Aoshima a few days ago).

After about five minutes or so I managed to spot the comet in my 15×70 Celestron SkyMaster binos around here:




The comet was much dimmer than I had expected it to be, maybe a case of very low surface brightness, but it’s still a great feeling to have seen a celestial body that’s bound for interstellar space once it completes its swing around our central star… puts stuff into perspective really.


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