I’m pleased to say that last night I found comet Pan-STARRS, which is gracing the western sky just after sunset, and so I can recommend now that you all give it a try. Binoculars will definitely make it easier to find, and allow you to see more of it. It looks great! Here are some thoughts on how to find it, appropriate if you’re in a country at roughly the same latitude as the United States. (If you live far to the north or far to the south, you’ll need to get advice from someone who found it in a latitude similar to yours. I don’t believe people in the southern hemisphere can still see it.) Continue reading
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