Check out Beautiful Universe 2012 from Sky & Telescope and see the picture of the recent comet and the asterism Collinder 399, the “Coathanger Asterism”, a wonderful shot of the comet and the “Coathanger Asterism” in the same field of view.
25 November 2011, 23:00-1:00 U.T.
Watched Jupiter’s Moon Europa approach the planet for a transit and later casting a shadow on the face of the planet.
Earlier saw Venus in its gibbous phase and Venus rises in the sky as our evening star.
Last, I showed the Pleiades under low power with my 3.5 inch Orion Refractor and low power wide angle eyepiece to a neighbor, capture most of the bright stars in the cluster.
Although there were a few clouds and there was much light pollution to deal with, it was a moonless night with fairly stable viewing conditions and moderate temperatures.
Observations were made from my condo on Water’s Edge Lane in Madison Town Center.
Von Braun Astronomical Society