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  • Location: Reading
  • Location: Reading

If you have a reasonable pair of binoculars and don't mind braving the cold tonight it's probably your best chance to see Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina.  It's just below Alkaid (the star at the end of the handle of the Plough) right now and visible as a faint fuzz patch with binoculars.  It will be visible all night and will pass almost exactly overhead as seen in the UK in the early hours of the morning.  The comet is rapidly moving northwards but also away from us so will be difficult to spot in a few days' time. There's a useful chart to locate it at http://heavens-above.com/comet.aspx?cid=C%2F2013%20US10& - find it while you can!

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