Quote:That's news to me, a comet with a genuinely hyperbolic orbit? So does that make it really a visitor from our Oort cloud or a comet that was wandering through interstellar space independently before encountering us?
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Quote:Did Quangzhi at Lulin Observatory discover this comet?
Quote:Special Ed,I like your equipment. I got to see the comet in my Astroscan this morning and the view was the same, even down to the pseudo-nucleus poping in and out. Since I had just dashed outside at 5:45AM in my bathrobe with my Astroscan under my arm there was no cool down time.Good sketch, thank you.Reed
Quote:Did Quanzhi at Lulin Observatory discover this comet? I've exchanged emails with him a few times over the years -- he's the author of 7Timer (sort of a CSC for those of us not covered by the Canadian Meteorological Centre's data).-- Jeff.
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Quote:Mars was bright and directly at the zenith and 2 magnitudes brighter than Spica. (Mars was not positioned for binocular observing.)
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Job 9:9 He made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Psalms 147:4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
Quote:Tony, thanks--we're expecting your usual high quality images when Comet Lulin reveals itself at your latitude.