How to Find an Insterstellar Comet: A Q&A with Discoverer Gennady Borisov

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Oct 22, 2019
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Gennady Borisov stunned the astronomical community earlier this year when he announced that he had spotted an interstellar comet dashing through our solar system.

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FYI. For those who stargaze and use Starry Night software (space.com does use for some of their sky charts), the comet ephemeris is loaded, tracking 2I/Borisov with simulation views. At my location, the comet rises shortly after 0126 EST tomorrow morning. Sky charts available using Starry Night. I may try and view using my 10-inch Newtonian but limiting magnitude stars in my area about mv+5.5/5.6 (a good dark sky site about +6.0/6.5). This comet is still very faint for 10-inch telescopes.
 
Dec 9, 2019
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Gennady Borisov stunned the astronomical community earlier this year when he announced that he had spotted an interstellar comet dashing through our solar system.

How to Find an Insterstellar Comet: A Q&A with Discoverer Gennady Borisov : Read more
When Wormwood comes, will it be named for the discoverer or given the name in the bible as depicted in Revelation 8? The great star is scheduled to come but when it will arrive, I don't know. Some say that three asteroids will make their debut this month.
 

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