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Quote:Wow, the tail really started pointing almost straight up!
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Quote:No ^ Spaceweather.com has a photo of Panstarrs with a "chunk" below it following the same trajectory. Possibly BREAKING UP?
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Quote:here's my first comet pic eg Comet Mrkos 1957
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Quote:Howdy all;I had lots of fun at the Messier Marathon last night. I saw Comet Panstarrs in modest binoculars and in Paul Lind's 14 incher. John Rhodes, the Televue rep, imaged it in a TV 101 and for short exposures there were three nuclei seen. You had to zoom in the image, but they were there. Anyone else see this? It was not seen visually, I saw it as having an elongated core, but not seperate pieces. If I remember, John said he shot 3 or 5 second exposures.Clear skies;Steve Coe
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Quote:... there were three nuclei seen ...
Quote:Spaceweather is showing images today of a nucleus break up event
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Quote:On another front, I'm hope that tomorrow will see the comet's quoted magnitude on Spaceweather revised. While therein it is stated as currently +0.2 , in fact I obtained +2.6 this evening, which would be much more in line with PanSTARRS proving to be a difficult object to spot without some form of optical aid in recent days. BrooksObs
Quote:...And finally some photos (with an old, vintage digital camera) from Larnaca, Cyprus. Sorry for the bad quality, it actually looked much better than this!!!