Comet 8-8


C/2006 A1 Pojmanski on March 3rd 2006 at 05.25 LT in the 8" F/6.3 S. Cass during a freezing, calm , quiet pre dawn observing session in heavy snow. The comet was faintly visible with the naked eye in Aquila in the NE sky. The coma was blue with a blue ion tail 45' long. I had set my alarm to catch this comet and I turned out to be the second in Ireland to catch it. The honour of first went to Belfast astronomer Kevin Black, a friend and fellow observer who also takes a keen interest in new bright comets.