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C/2007 N3 (Lulin) - FEB 24, 2009

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Sketch of comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) Move mouse over sketch above to view labels.Click image for larger version. Observation Notes: Lulin was a spectacular sight with brilliant Saturn tonight. I observed from home, and had more light pollution to put up with. Still, the dust tail was in excellent...

C/2007 N3 (Lulin) - FEB 20, 2009

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Photo of C/2007 N3 (Lulin)Click for larger image. Comet Lulin is approaching opposition on February 25, so that leaves a very small window to observe its fantastic anti-tail structure. After opposition, both dust and ion tails should be overlapped on the east side of the comet. I had planned...

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