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#1 Andrev

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:17 AM

Hi.

A friend of mine told me that Lemmon comet is brighter than Pannstarrs. Did you try to sketch it ? From my red zone backyard, I'm not sure to see it because my friend is actually located in a blue zone. The comet is in Andromeda not far from M31.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:07 PM

I try two night ago but the Lemmon comet was still low in the Northern horizon, I don't succeed yet.
Yesterday I did another sketch of PanStarrs, very faint but still nice and different from weeks to weeks.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:59 PM

Michel.

Show us, show us...

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:05 PM

Here, on my blog, the last sketch I did of comet PanStarrs, http://astro.aquarellia.com. It was very difficult to sketch, so faint ...

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:27 AM

I observed both of them last night. With my 7x50 binocular I determined PanSTARRS to have 8m2 and Lemmon 7m1.

BUT: Lemmon has a short fanlike tail, quite normal. PanSTARRS has (apparently) two tails: a broad not fanlike to p.a.=225°, I saw 4' of it. An a very narrow tail to p.a.=20°, I saw 8'.
Quite interesting: To have a comet which has an antitail longer as the main tail.

You may have a look at the sketches which illustrate this well.

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#6 Jef De Wit

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:04 PM

Aquearellia & Uwe, fine sketches! I couldn't see the anti-tail :bawling: I blame the light pollution.

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#7 PeterDob

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

Beautiful work, guys!!! :D I haven't tried Lemmon yet (wrong position in the sky for me for the moment) but will try with the binoculars soon.

Peter






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