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