What if Kurzweil doesn't make it?
What if all the switches get stuck on destroy?
When the shuttle goes, we won't take it
When the final counter-measures are deployed
All we'll have is all this time

Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's the end of the world as we know it

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.

3 comments:

Camille Alexa said...

Do you ever check out Chris McKitterick's LJ? Some of the photos he posts are truly amazing.

http://mckitterick.livejournal.com/

Steve Buchheit said...

Nope, but checking it out now, thanks.

Steve Buchheit said...

Love the allusion to Bester, BTW.