The binoculars most of us come equipt with worked just fine in this
city of a million. Just follow the arc of the tail of the big dipper throw
the red star Arcturus and on to Spica. The Comet is between them and a little
east of this line. It is a fuzzy spot in the sky, much nicer with optical
help, and moves relative the the stars around it in a few minutes.
I hpe this helps.