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Near the North Star appeared emerald comet

July 12 2007

In the skies of the Northern Hemisphere, near the North Star has a new bright comet - Linear VZ13.

Already a visible sheen of a comet is about 8 magnitudes, and it is at the limit of visibility to the naked eye. Nevertheless, the binoculars the comet appears in all its glory - is rarely seen in comets, bright green, emerald green "color.

Currently the comet is a star 3 star magnitude Iota Dragon and clearly visible throughout the night time in the northern mid-latitudes - especially in Moscow and its suburbs.

In the urban flare to try to see the comet with the naked eye is useless. However, it is well discernible in binoculars or a small amateur telescope. Maximum brightness, it can achieve in the middle - second half of July. Tells Labor.

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