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Comets, Supernovas, Occultations, etc. Visible in Binoculars

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2019 Feb 19:  No further alerts.




Venus graxe



2016 Mar 29 Lunar occultation of Venus during daylight on April 06. This will be a graze for part of the northern UK and Eire.


Lunar Occultations, Apr 2016, 50.9°N, 1.8°W








Date Time Phase Star Spectrum Magnitude Cusp Angle Position Angle
Apr 06 07:28:27 D (B) Venus
-3.8 34N 5
Apr 06 07:52:09 Gr Venus
-3.8 8.5N
Apr 06 07:59:03 R Venus
-3.8 18N 312
Apr 10 20:03:04 D θ1 Tau G7 3.8 82S 95
Apr 10 20:08:07 D θ2 Tau A7 3.4 61S 115
Apr 10 20:19:46 D HIP 20916 F7 6.7 57N 54
Apr 10 20:59:59 D HIP 21029 A6 4.8 54N 51
Apr 10 21:02:12 D HIP 21053 F5 6.5 66N 62
Apr 10 21:32:35 D 85 Tau F4 6 43S 134
Apr 11 19:55:45 D 117 Tau M1 5.8 53S 127
Apr 12 23:00:36 Gr 20 Gem F6 6.3 2.2N
Apr 18 20:11:18 D HIP 56388 K5 6.5 65N 88
Apr 21 00:06:47 D θ Vir A1 4.4 48N 77

Comet P/252 (LINEAR)



2016 Mar 28 Comet P/252 (LINEAR) has brightened to over 100x what was expected and is a binocular object in the dawn sky, but is fading rapidly. The positions on the chart are for midnight.