7 hours ago
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Above is comet Lulin on 19 Feb. I took a wide-field exposure of about 1 minute to show where it is in relation to Spica, the brightest star in the southwest at 5:00 am. The close-up view is through my 3-inch scope and is a little brighter than what you'll see in typical 7x50 binoculars.
Lulin is bright in binoculars and very easy to find.