Sunday, August 12, 2001

Looking for the Linear Comet

Last night it was a warm summer night but clear from the field in the pasture.
Hoping to find Comet Linear C/2001 A2
Set up the Lx90 and aligned @ 20:35 with Altair and Arcturus

Checked out the red stars Mu Cep and Antares
found the double Polaris
Clusters M11 and M22
viewed the stars in the Veil Nebula
Cluster M5
Searched for the Linear Comet but was unsuccesful in finding it tonight:
should have been in Sagitta/20h 12m 53.2 s/20deg-27' 19"
I will try again another night.