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Quote:Congratulations to Mike B and James--saw your images on Spaceweather. @ Jim--I think you meant Alpha Lib. There should be a nice show the morning of the 6th for those with clear skies.
Quote:Ye Quanzhi (the author of 7Timer) leads the Lulin Sky Survey, and apparently discovered the comet on plates taken by Lin Chi-Sheng.
John D. Sabia
Quote:It's because of political issues.
Quote:If a team (with more than two members) supplies satisfactory written testimony that a single team observer did the work to find the comet and note its cometary activity, measure its position and magnitude (or monitor an automatic computer program that does so), and report this information, then it is acceptable for a comet so discovered by a team program to have that single individual's name on the comet instead of the program name.
Quote:Comets that are discovered from data or images made public through printed publication or electronic posting (e.g., World Wide Web) are not eligible for individual names of people and generally will not be named unless there is an established program name for the origin of the images. Such discoverers are considered members of the "team".
If there is no team name, either the comet shall be named for the person who actually found the comet or the comet may receive no name at all.
a. Individual names of team members.
1. In no case shall a comet contain the name of more than two people from the same observing program. If there is no other independent discovery, it is acceptable to have the names of two people from the same program on a comet, if and only if:
A. there are only two team members,
B. both were directly involved in the discovery (that is, involved in making the discovery observation and/or first identifying the comet's image), and
C. their last (family) names are not identical.
Quote:The same name is not to be used twice on the same comet, even if two discoverers share the same last name.
Quote:Michael R., Here's one for you:
Quote:Quote:Michael R., Here's one for you: Thanks for posting this comparison, Mike! I guess I didn't embarrass myself too much. Nice pic.
Quote:On a night of truly horrible transparency and seeing, I was easily able to see the core in my 10".
Quote:Nice images, James. Denis, that's an interesting sketch. Martin McKenna did this sketch on 23 January in which the tail and anti-tail appear off-axis to each other.Quote:On a night of truly horrible transparency and seeing, I was easily able to see the core in my 10". Scott, I went out this morning at 1000 UT to see if I could spot the comet in the bright moonlight. Transparency was poor--NELM in the vicinity of the comet was less than 3.0--but through my 10x50 binoculars I could see a faint smudge ~1.5Â° east of lambda Vir.
Quote:John,Glad you got your view--hope you get to put one of those observatory scopes on it when the Moon wanes. Lulin must be pretty bright if we could see it with 50mm of aperture and poor conditions. I've heard of some naked eye sightings lately--my last couple of attempts in moonless skies were unsuccessful, but my eyesight isn't very good. My wife has excellent visual acuity--she can see a magnitude deeper than I can--but there's no way I could have talked her into getting out of a warm bed at 5 AM to look for a faint smudge in Libra. An agitated skunk is nothing to fool with--glad that worked out for you.
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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.