Observing Comets

Observations of bright comets in close proximity to the sun might be conducted. Others may wish to search for previously undiscovered comets which would otherwise remain lost in the sun’s glare for weeks more. Dividing the sky around the sun into sections assigned to many observers would be more likely to achieve success than would one observer attempting to sweep a large area of sky during the brief period of totality. Use wide—field telescopes, and avoid areas known to have a lot of bright nebulae or galaxies.