Ok. I apologize for putting together 2 completely unrelated items in my title. Comet Lulin is coming for a visit and unless you are a vampire, you will die some day.
I got to see Comet Holmes in 2007 with a good friend of mine and her kids. She has a nice 60mm scope that worked just great. It was spectacular. For a time, it was literally the biggest object in our solar system. It was clearly visible with the naked eye out here in the 'burbs. I hope we can see this one. Here is a snippet and a link to some more information.
There's a new comet on the way, and this one could get quite interesting! This comet's name is Comet Lulin, more formally known as Comet C/2007 N3. This potential naked eye comet could be a very interesting one since it follows an unusual orbit.
Comet Lulin's closest approach will be on February 24th, 2009 at a distance of about 61 million kilometers.