There's a new comet in the skies this weekend. Nice guy and cool daddy-o Dan sent me an IM about it. Last night this comet, which can be located in Perseus, brightened to magnitude 2.8 last night (from 19, which would have been pretty amazing to see). It looks like a star right now (2.8 is pretty bright), is almost overhead, and should be interesting to peak at. Heck, we may even get a visible to the eye tail if it continues to brighten.
You can find some info here (technical data) and here (sky map) and here (article).
So, if I remember to pack them, I'll be taking some binocs to the retreat. You can see it without them, but I'd like to see if I can spot a tail.
Also up tonight and tomorrow, the (full) Blood Moon, which may interupt viewing.