SkyandTelescope.com – AstroAlert – New Circumpolar Comet Yi-SWAN

SkyandTelescope.com – AstroAlert – New Circumpolar Comet Yi-SWAN
A small 8th-magnitude comet is now making its way slowly across Cassiopeia toward Perseus. The surprise visitor, called Comet Yi-SWAN, should be within reach of small telescopes for most of April and May 2009. However, bright moonlight will make it a challenge to spot until the second half of April.

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