I want to do more then just look.
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
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Quote:Minorplanet center gives an M1 rating
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Quote:I wasn't planning on imaging the comet again for a few weeks, but I noticed it was moving through a nice galaxy field last night and the clouds cleared off just long enough for me to grab 5 subs. Since the comet is so small I didn't bother adjusting the comet position so it's a bit streaked.It's almost on top of IC2196. Incidentally I noticed that all the galaxy's positions are off quite a bit in stellarium. Luckily the comet's position was dead on.
Quote:Is this comet still visible from the midwest John? Sorry for my ignorance but what equipment (minimum) is required to pick up the type of views you were able to obtain?
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Quote:Here's my image of Ison taken 2/11 which shows a short, stubby tail pointing in a east/southeast direction.Rich (RLTYS)
Quote:I tried to calculate magnitude and got 16.0 tonight so I don't think my process is right- it shouldn't be getting dimmer.
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.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!