Comet Gazing in Cerne Abbas

Comet Gazing in Cerne Abbas

Wednesday 8th February 2023 from 00:00am to 00:00am

Royal Oak - Cerne Abbas
23 Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2 7JG

Everyone is invited to join a small, friendly team of astronomers at the Royal Oak in Cerne Abbas for an evening observing comet 2020/E3 ZTF, now infamously dubbed “the green comet”. Telescopes will be available to observe this visitor to the inner solar system. Whilst the meeting location is the Royal Oak, the group may congregate at the nearby Cerne Abbas Giant viewpoint car park.

Please note that this has already taken place on 08/02/2023

Event organiser

Kevin Quinn is organising this event

Please contact Kevin Quinn directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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