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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:10 AM

March 18th, from a small hill, I had a nice view of our PanStarrs comet.
It was raining during all the morning, then after a strong “Mistral” wind, the sky was cleaned, really pure, just in time for the evening view. Easy to unaided eye, I was able to see the tail. With a 102/1000 refractor, 25x eyepiece, I made a quick sketch, that was just one minute before the nucleus set. Then at home I made the watercolour. A very nice vision indeed!
On the bottom left corner, out of the sketch, you can see the today's moon in front of our so fabulous Provençal sky...
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#2 frank5817

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

Michel,

Excellent capture. :waytogo: You really do need a near perfect sky to pick the comet up naked eye.
Your sky there looks great.

Frank :)

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

Michel,

Nice pic. :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:07 PM

Lovely work, Michel!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:32 AM

A telescopic view of the comet, a naked eye view of the landscape and a photo of the moon united in one post! I like it.

#6 Aquarellia

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:22 AM

Hi Jef, the landscape was done together with the comet, via my refractor, however it was very strange to sketch a landscape... up side down... A big first for me !

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:12 PM

the landscape was done together with the comet

Thanks for the correction! And :waytogo: for the ASOD.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

Very nice. I saw the coma naked eye but certainly not the tail! Nice job. Glen

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:56 AM

Thank you Glen, yesterday the comet was very nice in my refractor but certainly no more with unaided eye.






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