Lulin Passing into March
Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:18 PM
My limiting magnitude is bad, so the tail was very difficult to make out. The bi-directionality of it is a result of my "best guess" with tenuous averted vision.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:50 PM
Beautiful sketch of comet Lulin. Very eyepiece realistic!
The only way I got any length in the tail at all was to move the scope back and forth without looking directly at the comet. It looks like we know what we were doing at midnight. I wonder what everyone else was doing?
Posted 01 March 2009 - 05:48 PM
An excellent observation of this interesting comet. You have recorded the coma and ion tail nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:42 PM
Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:13 PM
Very nice observational sketch. At 48x, it appears that you were able to see the stellar pseudonucleus. Nice work!
Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:18 PM
Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:02 PM
A fine sketch!
You're also a very brave person, staying out at minus 14Â°C!