first comet of 2009 January 10, 2009Posted by aquillam in Astronomy.
Tags: comets, observing
It will probably not get brighter than a magnitude 5. However, the orbit indicates that this is Lulin’s first trip into the inner solar system. That makes it somewhat unpredictable. If there is a lot of ice near the surface, the comet could brighten dramatically when it sublimates.
Personally, I’m hoping for a great comet for IYA.
Kepp an eye on Spaceweather.com for updates and images