- The Chicago Astronomer -
Copyright 2004-2014 All rights reserved by Joseph Guzman Administrator/Founder/Chief Astronomer.
All text and images are the property of the original authors/artists and shall
not be used without permission.
From Tortola, BVI: Last night, I tried unsuccessfully to locate Vesta using my 10x binocs. Even if it would show itself in binoculars, the moon's proximity made it impossible. I did have more luck tracking down comet P/2011 Y1 Levy in the constellation Eridanus, which I also enjoyed learning about. The comet was conveniently sitting next to star Zibal and blinked in and out with averted vision. No color or tail was observed, but my observation was confirmed by a friend here.
You are in Tortola? Awesome. Heather and I vacationed once on Marina Kay, the small island right just off Tortola where the airport is. You may have flown over it when landing on the island. Some of the best waters around, I loved that place. I bet the skies there look awesome!