Brian S. Johnson
All Terrain Z10 http://tinyurl.com/ouxfsyu with refigured primary, 63mm Protostar secondary.
I want to do more then just look.
Quote:As unpredictable as comets are, I'm going to be positive and hope for a bright one...
C-11 SCT, XT10i Dob, C-6 SCT, ETX125PE Mak-Cass, TV102, & AT66
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"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame." --John Hurt, as The War Doctor12" f/4.9 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian8" f/4.9 Orion Newtonian on alt-az mountOberwerk 15x70 BinocularsMinimalist Eyepiece Collection: 30mm ES-82, 22mm Vixen LVW, 14mm Delos, 10mm Delos, 7mm Pentax XW, 2X GSO 2" ED Barlow, 3X Explore Scientific Focal Extender, 4X Powermate
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Quote:To All - Imaged C/2012 S1 Ison with the Slooh T2hm scope on 3/24/13. I noticed that Ison doesn’t seem as bright as in my previous images and seems to have lost its tail or just not as obvious. I have read reports that Comet Ison is not brightening as much as it should be with the comet still between 15th and 16th magnitude. My image suggests that this is true. But if you look closely at the image the brighter pseudo nucleus appears not to be quite centered with the fainter outer coma emitting toward the northeast. Will Comet Ison be the spectacular comet everyone wants? Rich (RLTYS)
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Quote:Will Comet Ison be the spectacular comet everyone wants?
Quote:I'm afraid that Comet ISON is falling further and further behind its early brightness predictions with each passing week. In fact, images obtained over the past three months mostly fail to indicate any brightening trend at all. The comet is currently inside the orbit of Jupiter. I would note that at this same distance Comet Hale-Bopp was already visible in ordinary binoculars! While I wouldn't totally write off this object just yet, I'm increasingly having a bad feeling about its future potential.BrooksObs
Quote:Ison does not appear to be brightening.
I ache, therefore I am
Quote:Come on you Debby downers, lol be optomistic. I need this comet to put on a show. lol
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Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
Quote:I just hope this comet is brighter than Panstarrs. I was just watching this video about a potential meteor shower caused by Ison in January: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eSYxvUWwVk
But, even if that happens, the meteor shower will be invisible.
Quote:noctilucent clouds may form from the debris
Quote:Seems to me that all this latterday discover-a-comet-far-away give false hope and speculation for comet newbies. Something to be said for the good-old-days when they just popped up big and bright with little warning
Quote:And just how does one know about an invisible meteor shower?
Isn't that like military intelligence or Senate ethics committee?
Weird, man, weird;