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#1 nytecam

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:07 AM

Recorded faint comets 63P Wild [Leo] and C/2011 J2 Linear [UMa] last night - both currently ~m15.5.

Wild has a v.faint 1' diam circular coma and at the time of my pic seems to overlay a v. distant gxy gp shown on Sloan DSS [inset lower right]. C/2011 J2 Linear seems to have a tiny faint tail pointing SE :grin:

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

C/2011 J2 Linear in UMa again from last night :rainbow:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

Talking to myself here but done a check on NED and Sloan DSS for the remote mag 17+ gxys behind Comet Wild above and they prove, via redshift z values, to be ~3 billion light year range - solar system to very deepspace in one brief shot !!! :grin:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:10 PM

:applause: Very very very cool!

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:23 PM

Thanks for posting image and bringing my attention to this
fuzz ball. Got clear skies tonight so I'll give it a try.

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