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#1 Heidescoper

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

hi all,

1.1.2013, 19:20 UT, 10" f/6 Dobson, V 68x
Swanfilter bring not better contrast.
I saw a round 4´.5 comet !
Not directly I saw three (?) small streamer.
I hope the sketch show them.
K5 was very fast, in the ten minutes
I need for the sketch I saw his moving !

Bye Christian

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Christian,

Good sketch of Comet Linear C/2012 K5 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

Hi Christian, very nice sketch, I appreciate the details that I can't read with my refractor. This is a lovely comet isn't it ?
Michel

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Wow, you are so lucky to see it like that.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

Christian,

Nice capture of this comet.

Frank :)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

Should have a been a nice view. Wished I was there...

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Great sketch. Can't wait to catch this guy tonight. Interesting to hear that you saw motion in 10 minutes, must be flying. My plan was to do a sketch at the beginning of my session and then another at the end to compare motion...but it sounds like I might need to do them a little closer together, maybe an hour or two.

#8 Heidescoper

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

hi all,

last night I saw K5. He has faded and changed his face.
I measurded 9.0mag, DC 3, Diameter 2`, tail 5`PA 70°
13.1.2013, 17:30 UT, 10" f/6 Dobson, V 68x
here my sketch:

Bye Christian

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

Christian,

Another fine capture.

Frank :)

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Thanks for this Christian, nice sketch.
The good surprises for me are the tail length and the magnitude.
So, we can try to observe some more "not cloudy" nights
Michel

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Christian,

Very good sketch of Comet C/2012 K5 (Jan. 12) :)

CS.KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

Christian,

Nice work on both these sketches--good observations capturing the rapidly changing appearance of the comet.

I looked for the comet about 10:30 PM local time on the 12th (0330 on the 13th UT) with my 12x36 binoculars but was unable to see it. Transparency was poor which was a limiting factor, but I don't know if it would have been visible with my binoculars even with good transparency--I've only looked at it with my 35cm scope.






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