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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:52 AM

Hi. This is my morning sketch of the comet Linear from Provence. Just scanned.
I approximate the mag to 8.0 +/- 0.3. The comet is very easy to catch with a large field eyepiece. I use my achromatic refractor Bresser with a 25 mm eyepiece.
This nice little comet is approaching Dubhe, closest approach tomorrow morning !
The movement is quite speedy, similar to the previous one : Hergenrother.

Clear sky to you for the next night !
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#2 frank5817

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:54 AM

Michel,

Excellent capture of this comet.
I can see from your sketch it is certainly worth a look.

Frank :)

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:05 AM

hi Michel,

thank You for this lovely sketch.
K5 looks ver nice with his tail.
I hope the clouds open next time the view
to the night sky over Germany :bawling:...

Bye
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:48 AM

Michel.

Oh well. So nice sktech of the comet. Looks terrific. Hope to get some clear sky here. We are overcast since the last 8 days...

Andre.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:20 AM

Fice sketch. A comet with a tail! Damn rain go away, I want it to see too :(

#6 Aquarellia

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:31 AM

Fice sketch. A comet with a tail! Damn rain go away, I want it to see too :(

Thanks to you all, except the fact that you seemed all enoying with the clouds, this comet is easy to catch, the tail is much longer than those of Garradd or Hergenrother, maybe 15 to 20 minutes of arc with my refractor.
Courage !

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:30 AM

hi

Michel:
>maybe 15 to 20 minutes of arc with my refractor<

that`s a big number :ooo: !
because at 168P I measured "only" a max. 7` tail.

Bye
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

Michel,

Excellent capture of this comet :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

#9 Aquarellia

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

that`s a big number :ooo: !
because at 168P I measured "only" a max. 7` tail.

Maybe I made a wrong estimation. But as far as I know, 7' is only the coma diameter ... In comparison here my oct. Hergenrother sketch
If the weather is good tomorrow morning I will made a more precise estimation.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

Michel, very nice sketch. I also like your website. Lots of very nice sketches.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

Michel.

Wow, I never had a look at your website. You have a bunch of very fine sketches. You are very talented. Nice representations of sunspots evolving. Beautiful. I like your lunar sketches presentation, so nice.

Andre.

Tell me, surely you know Fred Burgeot ? Member here ?

#12 Aquarellia

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

you know Fred Burgeot ? Member here ?

Hi André, thanks visiting my site ! I know the very nice and interesting work of Fred Burgeot but I don't meet him yet.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Fantastic, Michel! Your observation is almost inspiring me to get up out of bed early tomorrow. Well, it's certainly inspiring me...if only I wasn't so lazy in the wee hours. :lol:

Seriously, you have a great observation here. Nice tail on this one.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

Michel.

Tomorrow clear sky here, so I'll gonna check it for sure.

Andre.

#15 Aquarellia

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:36 AM

that`s a big number :ooo: !

No no, I confirm, this morning, despite poor weather conditions (moon and some light clouds) I had 15' for Linear's tail. While scaning my sketch, I push the contrast slightly... too much...

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:12 AM

Excellent drawings of the comet.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

Wow Michel, beautiful drawing !
I have not been able to observe this comet but obviously I missed a beautiful vision.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

Wow Michel, beautiful drawing !
I have not been able to observe this comet but obviously I missed a beautiful vision.

Hi Laurent
Thank you, It's nice to meet you here !
The frist time I saw this little comet was... during the 43e RAGBR near Rians, decembre the 8th.
I had no optical instrument with me and I push a guy with a nice small Dobson mount to catch Lienar before the comet set. I don't remember who it was. That was a poor vision, 'cause the comet was very low on the northern horizon. My sketch was very basic, just a small circle cloud... I don't share.
Anyway, the comet visibility is not ended. You can try early evening before the moon rise, for a week or so.
Friendly yours
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

Quickly before Moon rise, here two sketches, 13 minutes interval.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:05 AM

Michel

Wow, this is so nice. Beautiful rendition. Guys you impress me tonight. It,s crazy how it move.

It's weird, we are three french peoples discussing here in english...

Andre

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

Michel,

Very fine website with wonderful and artistic illustrations.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:48 PM

Michel,

Much movement in just a few minutes. Fine sketching.

Frank :)

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Thank you guys
cloudy tonight so no comet...

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Tonight jan 3rd sketch 23:20 LT close to M36

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Extremely impressive.

Beutiful work. I found it yesterday but from my home it was really faint, no tail.

Andre

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