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How To See Christmas Comet, 46P/Wirtanen, In New Hampshire — Around December 16, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE.

Click to ENLARGE and admire. From the JPL Small-Body Database Browser.

It is expected to be just naked eye visible. Will definitely be able to see it with binoculars — and, of course, a telescope, even a small one. It will be a green fuzzy ball. There will be NO TAIL per se. So, don’t be looking for the tail. Just a fuzzy, glowing green ball. The green ball should be fairly big — bigger than a star.

For us in New England, the easiest bearing is going to be the easy to locate ‘winter cluster’ — Pleiades (the seven sisters). See the chart above.

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by Anura Guruge