Sunday, October 1, 2023

When, how and when to see the comet discovered this year

There were star objects to be seen and we never found them. On August 12, a month ago at the time of writing this text, Hideo Nishimura discovered a comet.

It takes a 30-second exposure photo with a standard digital camera to discover it, and according to NASA, there’s a very good chance it can be seen without needing any special equipment. What was unknown until a month ago is now officially Kometa Nishimura.

How to view Comet Nishimura

Comet Nishimura is easily visible in the morning until September 12. Today it is a little more complicated because it is visible from almost the same time that the Sun rises, which can be a problem with its visibility.

In any case, the comet will be visible in the east after six o’clock in the morning, central Mexico time. In the next few minutes it rises and quickly ceases to be visible to the sun.

Comet Nishimura, at sunset

It may be easier to observe the comet in the afternoons, in the west, very close to the horizon. No special instruments are needed, but a very good angle is necessary because the comet will not rise.

The trick is this: when the Sun sets, the comet will be on one side and there it will be visible for several days for about 20 or 30 minutes. From Mexico City seen between 6:30 and 7:00 PM every day until approximately September 22. This is a very small window of time, so you have to be precise when looking for him.

There are several tools that can be used to simply find a comet. For the most oriented, a compass will be enough, but for those who need more tools, special apps for finding the stars like Star Walk 2 are enough. the user where to turn.

There is one more fact to consider: according to Star Walk, On September 17 the closest point of the comet to the Sun. That day is probably the best time to watch the sunset. It is so close that, in a pessimistic scenario, the comet could break up.

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