March 08, 2006
Comet Pojmanski, shown above as observed in Ohio on February 25, is a recently-discovered comet that brightened unexpectedly in recent days to naked-eye visibility. It's now an early-morning spectacle, rising before dawn conveniently close to brilliant Venus. It'll remain nicely placed as a fifth-magnitude object for the next week or two, but is expected to fade as it shoots away from the Sun.
This image was acquired with an astronomical CCD camera mounted on a small telescope and highlights interesting details of the comet's tail.Related Links: