Lewis Brackett (4 Aug 2011)
"more on: Elenin is not the end of the world"

Re: ELEnin not end of the world as we know it :)

Elenin would look about the same size as The planet Mars in a small telescope,
but of course mars is vastly brighter,at a minus 2.9 while Elenin will be a MINUS
5.9 magnitude ...... very very dim ....

Comet Elenin will become an easy target for binoculars around mid-August and reach naked-eye visibility for a couple of weeks around perihelion.( closest approach to Earth)
Lewis  Brackett