Moon Near Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1)

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Monday evening October 27th the waxing crescent Moon will come within 2o of Comet Siding Spring (C2013 A1). The waxing crescent Moon with 18% of its disk illuminated by sunlight has an apparent magnitude of nearly -10. Coincidentally, sort of, the comet, now about a week after perihelion, shines with an apparent magnitude of 10.0.

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Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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