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Not Packing the telescope just yet

Much has happened over the last month, including an effort to get things packed into boxes. Well I'm not packing the telescope just yet because there's a chance I can get a decent look at Comet Holmes which seems to have undergone a mysterious brightening recently. A couple of nights ago I went out to take a look but didn't even bother lugging the 'scope out because we had a full moon - the largest full moon of 2007  - and I couldn't even see Capella.

Perhaps tonight will be better? Unlikely. The telescope doesn't have to be packed away this week. I'll try later on.

UPDATE: The comet is clearly naked-eye visible as a fuzzy dot, even with a just-waning moon nearby. I didn't bother with the 'scope. Maybe tomorrow night.