Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin).L................................................Page Updated 8th March 2009


23rd February 2009                                                                      Dave Storey


Using a CCD attached to a 135mm lens, captured the image left of Comet Lulin passing  a couple of degrees south of Saturn. Using Sidgwick method through a pair of 7x50  binoculars, I determined the magnitude as +5.4 using the star 69 Leonis.


 Guide 8 Data :- Magnitude +7.3 Altitude 51.7°

 Distance 0.64 au.

 Orbital Period 49,435,959.05 years.



 The comet was also sketched as seen through

 a pair of 14x100 binoculars.