Recently Discovered Comet by Astronomers will Light Up the Sky at Granite Gap Astronomy RV resort.

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Astronomers discover new comet currently moving in front of the stars of the constellation Cancer the Crab. Its characteristics show that it may become a very bright object in Earth’s sky, beginning in November 2013.

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“Granite Gap...a unique place where a continuous star party under world-class dark skies..."

A newly discovered comet, Comet ISON, has the potential to put on a dazzling celestial display late next year. Two astronomers, Vitali Nevski from Vitebsk, Belarus, and Artyom Novichonok from Kondopoga, Russia, discovered the comet last month. When is passes near our sun, November 2013, it may be so bright you might be able to see it briefly in the daytime sky. It is said to resemble the Great Comet of 1680, which put on an amazing show and was able to be seen briefly in daylight. To have the best view of Comet ISON, day or night, there is no better location then Granite Gap. Located in southwest New Mexico, this unique location offers world class dark skies. “Granite Gap...a unique place where a continuous star party under world-class dark skies goes hand in hand with rock collecting, mining history, rocket launches, planetarium shows, a mineral museum, birding, horseback riding, and an exploration of the rich history of the Old West. No other place on Earth blends science, art, history, and adventure in this way." David J. Eicher Editor-in-Chief, Astronomy Magazine.

The Granite Gap development covers a spacious 450 acres. Part of this land is the Yearlong Star Party RV park, so named because it sits under the darkest sky in North America. For a modest cost, amateur astronomers can lease a 1/3-acre lot for 99 years. Once the land is yours, you also receive an additional plot of ground to build an observatory there, erect a telescope pier, or park a recreational vehicle (RV) at the site. The second option provides access to a well apportioned cabin for 6 or 12 months each year. Both cabins and plots at the RV park will feature electricity, water, septic,and high-speed Internet. The Granite Gap development offers a terrific opportunity for observers and imagers who struggle to find a high-quality observing site.

For more information visit or contact Eugene Turner at 575-548-0065.

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