11
FEB
2016

Find Comet Catalina US10 by the Pole Star in February 2016

Comet Catalina US10 is speeding away from Earth back into deep space never to return in our lifetime. From the UK the comet is still visible close to Polaris – the Pole Star, and is easy to pick up in binoculars or a small telescope on any clear night in February 2016. Comet Cat
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10
JAN
2016

Close Approach of Comet Catalina US10 near the Plough this January

Comet Catalina US10 makes its closest approach to Earth on Saturday 16 January – Sunday 17 January 2016. The comet is visible near the Plough. To find the Plough look above your north and north-eastern horizon on January evenings for a saucepan-shaped pattern of bright stars. At
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22
DEC
2015

Find Comet Catalina C/2013 US10 Near Arcturus on New Years Day 2016

Comet Catalina US10 makes a close approach to the bright star Arcturus on New Years Day 2016. This icy visitor from the outer edges of our solar system is best seen from the UK in the early morning sky between 20 December 2015 and early January 2016. 5am is a good time to view. Comet
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06
DEC
2015

See Three Planets and a Comet on Christmas Morning 2015

Christmas morning 2015 offers a spectacular three-planet gathering over the UK and Europe ahead of sunrise, and a comet too. Look to your south and south-east at between 6am to 7am on December 25th and you’ll see three bright lights shining among the stars in the sky. Venus is b
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