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Friday, April 28
Comet reported now visible with unaided eye
Latest report from an experienced observer in Northern Ireland is that the two brightest fragments of Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann (B and C) are now "easy objects" with 10x50 binoculars and even just visible with the unaided eye. See Stuart's blog for where to look.
In the meantime Hubble as been taking a look too and has seen "house sized chunks" breaking off the B and G fragments. See the Hubble website for the full story.
Posted by Robin at 4:17 pm