Hi Dean, Thank you for posting your image. Maybe if you have some time you would be so kind as to send me a copy of the image without the text so I can compare the star field to my 14 Jan visual observation (jimmy_ray@xxxxxxx). On that morning, I was using a "Sky Window" binocular mount with 9x60's. Lulin appeared almost like a elongated galaxy which I feel was an illusion due to the fact it was sitting quite close to 8.8 mag SAO 159509 and was elongated in that direction without me being able to detect a separation between the comet and the star. I was out a few moments ago with hopes of catching Lulin approaching the 7.5 mag SAO 159480 (which is clearly seen in your image) but as most probably discovered if they went out, the sky was obscured. (from Phoenix anyway). For those keeping track, Lulin should pass within about 30 arc min. of Zuben Elgenubi (Don't you love those ancient names!) (Alpha 2 Lib) on 6 Feb 09. 4:00 to 5:30 seems to be a good time for observing this one. Jimmy Ray (So Prof., do I get an "A" on my report ;-) -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ketelsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 11:10 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] A Comet Lulin Observation I've not seen any traffic on AZ-Observing lately, but thought I'd post my mid-Tucson shot of Lulin with a bright moon close by besides... It was a lot easier to catch in a short exposure than to see visually, but in a week from a dark sky it will be a lot better. Some of the shots in the spaceweather site are spectacular! Anyway, my humble effort is at today's post (16 January) at: http://theketelsens.blogspot.com -Dean -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.