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So when will it be visible in our skies to the naked eye?

It's basically at our zenith around 11:00pm in Eastern North America.

If you're familiar with the nightsky it's an easy find.

If you're not familiar, heres a way to go about it.


Find North with a compass if you have to, scan a little outside of that area to your right till you see a group of 5 (five) stars that resemble a stylized number 3 with the bottom of the 3 being open (refer to chart in link (Cassiopeia)). After you locate that, use stars #3 and #4 (counting from top) as pointers to project an imaginary line down to a triangle shape of 3 stars...the center star or the one farthest left will look blurry, that will be the Comet. It looks like a big cottonball through binoculars.


Chart link: http://media.skyandtelescope.com/images/HolmesFindr_8pm_PR1600.jpg


Article: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/11143221.html

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