At 07:03 AM 6/29/2005 -0700, you wrote:
Deep Impact impactor to collide with Comet Tempel 1 night of July 3/4. Tempel 1 is located almost
dead center in the constellation of Virgo, just slightly north and slightly east of Jupiter, low
in the southwest. Actually, it much closer to Spica almost due southwest.
Clear skies and keep looking up,
According to The Sky 9P/Tempel Distance from Earth: 0.894088 a.u. Distance from Sun: 1.506209 a.u. Heliocentric: l:245.3471 b:-21.1614 r:1.5062 Magnitude: 9.7 RA:13h 38m 8.8s Dec:-09d 35' 39" Azm:244d 17' 14" Alt:+13d 54' 40" Rise: 14:20 Transit: 19:50 Set: 01:23 RA:13h 37m 51.3s Dec:-09d 33' 58" Epoch 2000 From 9P/Tempel: Angular Distance=00d 00' 10" Position Angle=+131d 40' ...did I do that right??
Here's a TheSKY screen grab of the event at the time light arrives at Earth . From Ft. Collins, it will be only 14* above the horizon.