Monday, March 11, 2013

comet dimming now

Tomorrow's prediction of comet C/2011 L4 Pan-STARRS, from CalSky, shows the magnitude at 2.0. That's lower than today. This looks to be correct as the comet will now be moving away from the Sun. This seems to suggest that it was a bright as it would possibly be last weekend. And now it will dim.

SkyTools corroborates this. That is, from here on out, the comet dims. Although it reports the current magnitude as 1.0. SkyTools also shows that the size is decreasing steadily. It is currently 3.0 minutes of arc.

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