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Comet This Time.

Started by Diesel, March 08, 2013, 16:38:12 PM

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Diesel

We have a Comet on it's way that should be visible in the western night sky subject to visibility. However, if you miss this one there is another later in the year that should be brighter.  :thumbsup:


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DaveMorton

Too early to catch it with the telescope I plan on getting (that won't happen until I return from my trip, I'm afraid), but maybe the next one? :)
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Diesel

Thing is Dave, they are claiming here that you should be able to sight this Comet with a set of Bins.  :)
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DaveMorton

Alas, I'm fresh out of binoculars. :(
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Snowcrash

Pan-Starrs is now visible in the western sky just after sunset, near-ish the moon (the moon will be setting earlier each day and is crescent). You want to be looking near the horizon, west or just north of west in the coming weeks as it will be climbing in our sky by the day. About 7pm local is about right.
Not sure if it's naked eye visible but it has just passed perihelion so will be getting dimmer but by climbing in the sky, its apparent brightness should be better.
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Diesel

Thanks Snowy, maybe worth a trip up to the Devil's Dyke Road provided the skies clear.  :thumbsup:
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Snowcrash

Still not had any clear skies to the west at sunset here.  :(

It is around and visible from N. America and Europe. There's lots of pics around.

I will post when I have seen it with my eyeball Mk 1. Well, plus corrective lenses.  :D
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Snowcrash

Finally we have clear skies to the west and, of course, I'm too late to view pan-stars.  :(

I would stay out longer if it wasn't so cold (2C, 35F)
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Diesel

It's been very disappointing the amount of cloud cover we have had this month and I believe it now only visible if you have a very large Telescope.  :'(

Let's hope the weather is a little kinder when Ison put's in an appearance later this year.  :thumbsup:
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