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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:17 AM

Dear observer,

I recommend looking at this comet. After dusk the comet is high in the eastern sky and easy to observe. I had some problems seeing it with my pair of 7x50 binocular,. But it shows much detail in my 12 inch Dobsonian. I saw the long ion tail and a well spearted dust tail. The ion tail contains three streamers. The comet works well with a comet filter.

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#2 CarlosEH

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:09 AM

Uwe,

An excellent observation of Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS). This does appear to be a very interesting comet to observe and follow. I will have to study it myself. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:30 AM

Thanks for the sketch. I'll put it on my observing list!

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:32 PM

Uwe,

Wow, this is impressive. I didn't realize it was so bright.
Great sketch!

Frank :)

#5 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

Thank you for your comments. I measured the coma magnitude to be 9m3.

#6 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

Thank you for your comments. I measured the coma magnitude to be 9m3.

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:51 AM

hi all,
I was active in the next night.

19.4.2014, 20:35 UT, France, Haute-Provence
16" Dobson, V 106x
I saw a long tail with 10`.

Bye
Christian

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#8 Aquarellia

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:06 AM

Hey Uwe, thank you for this observation. Just when Mars is going away, we needed something new to sketch. You push us all to observe this nice comet.
Michel

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:15 AM

Uwe and Christian you make here a superb comparison, very useful !
Michel

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

Uwe,

Good sketch of Comet C/2014 K1 Panstarrs :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:35 AM

Christian,

Fine sketch of Comet C/2012 K1 (Panstarrs) :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:02 PM

Uwe, this is such a nice detailed sketch, excellent observation!

Christian, the same applies to yours, superb sketches!






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