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Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)

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#1 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 01:27 PM

Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard) is currently visible near the globular cluster M3 in the pre-dawn morning sky.
 

Articles on Comet Leonard can be found at the following URLs:
 

https://www.universe...ns-in-december/

 

https://earthsky.org...brightest-2022/

 

https://britastro.org/node/26346

 

https://www.space.co...in-december-sky

 

https://skyandtelesc...et-leonard-get/

 

https://skynews.ca/t...vmzqecqFCc7xfgM

 

Magnitude estimates are posted at https://cobs.si/recent and light curves at https://cobs.si/anal...209&plot_type=0 and http://www.aerith.ne...1A1/2021A1.html and http://astro.vanbuit...nl/comet/2021A1

 

Finder charts are available at https://www.cometchasing.skyhound.com/ and https://theskylive.c...d-info#position and in the comets section of the Heavens Above website.

An article on Comet Leonard appears on pages 48 and 49 of the December 2021 issue of Sky & Telescope.

 

A spectacular image (click to enlarge) of the comet when it passed by NGC 4631 (the Whale Galaxy) and NGC 4656 (the Hockey Stick Galaxy) can be seen at http://www.alpo-astr..._A1-LRGB_112421


 


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