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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

This night the air was quite steady and I decided to examine the bright inner coma. For the sketch I used magnifications between 144x and 360x, the higher the fine the detals, but then I could only see features near the nucleaus clearly.
I observed form my backyard, fst around 5m5, rather more inferior.
(October 11th, 19:00 UT, 32-cm-Dobson)

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#2 astronz59

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:07 AM

A fine sketch Uwe, with a lot of good detail within the inner coma, giving the impression there are two main jets emitting volatiles from the cometary body. :refractor::rollgrin: :ubetcha:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

Uwe,

Nice sketch of the Inner Coma of 168P :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

Schönes Skizze!

I need to sketch this one myself..

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

Uwe,

Very nice close in look - Excellent.

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#6 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:13 AM

Thank you for your comments.

I had observed the comet two day ago from a rural observation site. I decided not again to drive to there but to observe in my backyard. Here it is easier to have a fan at the scope ant to use an eq platform. So I could use high magnification and high contrasty and sharp eyepieces, which have a small field.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

Uwe,

Very interesting study. Good idea to look closely--the outburst appears to have produced some observable reactions.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

Nice sketch Uwe, I'm happy that you've also seen some details with a similar setup like mine!

I think this comet still holds some surprises for us :)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:50 AM

Uwe, that must have been a wonderful observation. Well done.






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