This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, May 24th, and Thursday, May 25th, written by Louis Suarato. Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) is well placed for viewing as it travels east to south through the constellation Boötes. Discovered by Astronomer Jess Johnson using the Catalina Sky Survey on November 3rd, 2015, Comet Johnson is now at 6.9 magnitude. The comet will peak in brightness in late June. Look about 30 degrees to the east of Arcturus for this binocular-visible comet. Look further south, and lower, for Jupiter. At magnitude -2.29, Jupiter will be the brightest object in the night … Continue reading
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