The trials, tribulations and small triumphs of an Indiana astronomer.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
C/2009 P1 ( Garradd )
Observed this comet on August 29 and September 12 with the 14 inch. Noticed appreciable brightening (from around Mag 10 to Mag 8). Lots of skyglow and scatter here in Indiana (our typical summer haze), so I could not see the tail. Over 2-3 hours, motion of the comet against background stars was easily noticed.