After receiving many questions as to where to find Comet Lulin, I've made up a finder chart to share with you all. This chart shows the comet's position on February 23rd, 24th, and 25th. It also includes the general path the comet will take after its closest approach on February 24th. To orient yourself to this finder chart, go outside and look East. Find the sickle shaped asterism seen in the chart as the right side of Leo. Now you can use the chart to find Comet Lulin.
Comet Lulin's closest approach will be on February 24th, 2009 at a distance of about 61 million kilometers. By now, Comet Lulin is predicted to be 5th magnitude, which means it could be visible to the naked eye in rural locations. The most interesting thing about closest approach, however, is the comet's ridiculously high apparent velocity. Comet Lulin will be speeding along at more than 5° per day! This means that in a telescope or binoculars, one will actually be able to see the comet's apparent motion against the background stars! This effect is a must-see, and does not present itself often.