Tag: Catalina

Comets and Bright Star

This timely, telescopic, two panel mosaic spans about 10 full moons across planet Earth’s predawn skies. Recorded as the year began from Tenerife, Canary Islands, near the top of the frame are the faint coma and tail of Comet Borrelly...

/ January 7, 2016
Catalina Comet, the moon and the morning star (Venus)

Comet Meets Moon and Morning Star

  A crescent Moon and brilliant Venus met in predawn skies on December 7, a beautiful conjunction of planet Earth’s two brightest celestial beacons after the Sun. Harder to see butĀ also on the scene was Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10). The...

/ December 13, 2015
Comet Catalina Hemmerich_1821

Comet Catalina Emerges

The Catalina comet is getting closer and closer to us right now and will reach it’s closest point in January. It’s so close at the moment that you can see it in the sky in the morning (from about 5am...

/ December 8, 2015