In Search of Comet Catalina

Looking for Comet Catalina in a light-polluted sky was a bit challenging. If it wasn’t for Venus, which I used as a guide, I would hardly recognize it. Through a 70mm refractor telescope, it appeared like a white fuzzy blob. Stars appear as pinpoints of light through a telescope and even without a telescope. With this in mind (and also there are no nebulas and galaxies in that part of the sky), I’m pretty sure I’m looking at the right object.

Here’s my image of Comet Catalina:

Comet Catalina by erika valdueza on 500px.com

                                                         Comet Catalina
                                                8x30s (Polarie – tracked)
                                                    f/5.6, 163mm, ISO 400
                                           Canon EOS 70D, 55-250mm lens

 

And also an image of the beautiful waning crescent moon with earthshine and Venus:

Moon and Venus by erika valdueza on 500px.com

 

The comet is not yet visible to the naked eye. I am hoping it will progress by early next year. However, comets are usually unpredictable so we don’t really know what will happen. Keep your fingers crossed that it will become very bright and develop long tails! 🙂

To the stars!

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~ by Stella's Gaze on December 9, 2015.

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