How Not To Find A Comet

Monday, 11 October 2010, 12:48 | Category : Stargazing
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-Get binoculars down from closet shelf – Check!

-Get telescope out of workshop, set up in yard – Check!

-Pick out low-power and medium-power eyepieces to avoid fumbling in eyepiece case in the dark – Check!

-Position nice comfortable chair in location for best observing spot – Check!

-Get up at 2:30 in the morning when comet is in best viewing position – Check!

-Locate comet using star map showing comet’s location for that date – …

-Locate comet using star map showing comet’s location for that date – …

-Locate comet using star map showing comet’s location for that date – …

-Fail to find comet because star map was for previous day – ummm, check, OK?