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New comet brightens rapidly 
1st-Mar-2006 01:18 pm
A newly discovered comet can been seen using binoculars. Closest approach will be on March 5.

New comet brightens rapidly
Skywatchers can view object with binoculars, naked eye

By Joe Rao
Skywatching Columnist
© 2006 MSNBC.com
Updated: 4:07 p.m. ET Feb. 24, 2006


"The comet is located in the zodiacal constellation of Capricornus, the Sea Goat. Beginning Feb. 27, skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere can try locating it, very low above the horizon, somewhat south of due east about 90 minutes before sunrise. You can use Venus as a guide on this morning: the comet will be situated roughly 7 degrees to the left and slightly below the brilliant planet (the width of your fist held at arm's length and projected against the sky is roughly equal to 10 degrees)."


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