Monday, February 16, 2009

too bright for Lulin (Toronto)

I tried for Comet Lulin this morning. But I woke too late.

I often wake in the middle of the night, for a trip to the loo. I felt the urge this morning. Trundled down, after slipping on my red goggles. When I glanced out a window to the south-east, the sky was bright red. I have been received into Hell. (A little earlier than I expected though.)

I checked the computer. Stellarium showed Lulin near Spica just over the trees across the neighbour's back yard. Low!

Once in the back yard, I pulled the dark red lenses off: oh my! It was bright out! No chance to see a dim comet...

The only star I could see was Arcturus.

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