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#1 Roel

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:13 AM

Yesterday I observed the suddenly brightened comet 168P/Hergenrother. It now travels through the big Pegasus square and its magnitude is about m10.0 - easily visible in most backyard telescopes.

I found the comet very quickly and at 50x my 280mm Dobson showed a littje fuzzy ball with a very faint tail. Higher magnification (150x) showed a bright, almost pinpoint nucleus and a wide tail stretching to the southeast. The best comet in years for me!

The movement of the comet was so quick I could sketch it twice in the same starfield within one hour. At home I scanned the image and made an animated GIF to show the comet's movement.

To view the animation click: http://www.roelblog....8phergenrother/

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#2 deister

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:31 AM

Hello Roel,

nice sketch and animation. :bow: :bow: :bow:

#3 frank5817

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:57 AM

Roel,

Very fine sketch and great animation.

Frank :)

#4 niteskystargazer

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

Roel,

Very good sketches of Comet Hergebrother :)

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

#5 Andrev

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

Beautiful sketch Roel.

Your animation is very interesting.

Andre.

#6 JeanB

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:27 PM

Wow! I am impressed Roel! I must have been quite exciting!

Jean

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:49 PM

That is an interesting sketch! I am waiting for a clear night to observe it again.






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