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aa6ww
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What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!!
      #5695959 - 02/23/13 01:36 AM

Its almost show time here in the Northern Hemisphere for 2 of the 3 known comets heading our way. Comet PANSTARRS first followed by Comet Lemmon.

Looking forward to being naked eye seems nice, but that wont distract me at all from being excited about these upcoming visitors if I have to take out a scope. Its what we do as astronomers anyways. and regardless if they are naked eye comets or not, we are probably all going to be hunting for them the second we know they are in our skies. Even if they are naked eye comets, we are all going to take out our scopes and observe them with what we have anyways.

Since comets are my favorite objects to hunt for in the sky, I regularly look for 10th magnitude or dimmer comets in the sky just about every time I go out with my gear. There's always something out there.

For me, this time, I'm looking forward to using my Celestron 6" F5 Omni XLT, which can give me up to 3.7 degs actual field of view incase these guys are large enough that I need that much field of view. The 150mm of aperture can definitely help also. I may also use my 180mm F/6 APM, both seem to be targeted as excellent comet telescopes this time around.

What scope are you planning to observe these upcoming comets with? Since many ot of us have more than one scope, do you think you'll be favoring one over another? Binoculars may be a nice option also, or a scope with a binoviewer!!

...Ralph


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: aa6ww]
      #5696046 - 02/23/13 04:24 AM

Ralph;

In order, I will use my little 8X42 binoculars for wide field tail observing and to find it in the first place. Then the 20X80 binoculars for detail around the coma and head of the comet. Then on to the 16" f/4.5 Newtonian for detail around the head and looking for material boiling off the nucleus. This is assuming I do all that while the comet is still above the horizon in the case of PANSTARRS.

Clear skies;
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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: aa6ww]
      #5696104 - 02/23/13 06:30 AM

If things work out, I'll be useing all my instruments.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5696187 - 02/23/13 08:51 AM

For in town and outreach events, my CPC1100 with an AT66 piggybacked. At the club dark site my xx14g.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5696195 - 02/23/13 08:59 AM

I'll probably be observing from home using all my instruments as well: 8x56 binos, AT72ED, and 6" Dob. Dark sky would be nice, too.

Ed D


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Ed D]
      #5697371 - 02/23/13 09:23 PM

I guess it all depends on how large these guys get in our skies. I think the wide field scopes will have the edge on these larger comets. Either way, it should be a blast!!

...Ralph


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: aa6ww]
      #5697557 - 02/23/13 11:20 PM

Travel to a dark site is necessary for me to get the most from a comet, so...

8x42 binoculars for widest field, SV80ed on an AT Voyager mount, XT10 on an EQ platform for good views of the nucleus.

...all equipment that travels easily, plus I can stay unplugged.


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Astrodj]
      #5697574 - 02/23/13 11:34 PM

The 70mm Ranger. Comet Hyakutake (spelling) shown me with frustrating tunnel vision ( tho stunning res) that my 8" reflector was too myopic and I needed this wide field scope in my arsenal. Hale Bopp was on its way in still and I resolved to get this refractor, where in which you'd swear Hale Bopp was MADE for it. Stunning "onion ring" pseudo nucleus gas shells blowing off, this huge wedge of a tail with details and bright . Those observations alone payed for the scope. I look forward to Pan and Ison. I hate the names though. Infact its just wrong. Find someone from History, make some one up but somewhere somehow get a real name for it. I'd rather just call it Comet Bob or Doug.

At anyrate, my 26mm plossl or soon to be bought 32mm plossls from Pensack in my bino viewers will do great Im sure. Nucleur details and coma close ups will be my 8" or 6" scopes.

Can't leave out the venerable 8x42s!!!!


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! *DELETED* new [Re: Astrodj]
      #5697575 - 02/23/13 11:34 PM

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5697623 - 02/24/13 12:13 AM

I'm building a 4" f/6 partly with comet viewing in mind. With my 40mm eyepiece it will give about 4 degrees FOV. I also plan to use my 12" f/5 for more close examination.

Beyond that, if all goes well, naked eye is what I'm really looking forward to...hopefully the tail won't fit in any scope!


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5697900 - 02/24/13 08:50 AM

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I hate the names though. Infact its just wrong. Find someone from History, make some one up but somewhere somehow get a real name for it. I'd rather just call it Comet Bob or Doug.

Pete




The fact of the matter is that the naming of comets after their discoverers only commenced in the 19th century. In Messier's and Mechain's time there was no such official naming practice. The later custom really was in recognition of the fact that a particular individual had usually expended vast numbers of hours in a search for comets, as well as the official determination of the discoverer for the awarding of discovery associated prizes/medals.

Even during much of the 20th century, when a professional might happen accidentally upon a comet in the course of some other photographic work, it was still usually as an individual and the naming was straight forward. However, once multiple sky surveys came into fashion late in the century discoveries came more often as the result of groups efforts and ever less by individuals. At one point folks even vaguely tied to the discovery images were being unfairly credited in the naming process. This was observed to be decidedly and historically inappropriate and the IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (the discovery clearinghouse) put an end to it, restructuring the naming process.

Today the discovery circumstances may even be further removed from tradition with amateur group surveys underway and sometimes employing professional instruments. Therefore, comet discoveries resulting from any group effort are rightly designated with the name of the program, not the individuals involved, avoiding a continuous run of triple-named comets.

BrooksObs

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: BrooksObs]
      #5697915 - 02/24/13 09:13 AM

As operascope said don't forget naked eyes, sketch on paper or something like 15 sec pose with a stable small camera.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5698215 - 02/24/13 12:52 PM

I have a ridge blocking my view of the western horizon so I won't be able to use my observatory scope on PanSTARRS. I'll have to be portable to get a clear view down to the horizon so I'll be using my 12x36 image stabilised binoculars, my 15x70 binoculars on a p-gram mount, and my trusty widefield reflector, the 108mm Astroscan.

Comet Lemmon will be a morning comet for us northern hemisphere observers in May and I believe will be tricky to get a good view before it is overwhelmed by morning twilight. My eastern horizon is also blocked by a ridge, so I'll probably have to take my same portable gear to a high point on my place to get a look at Lemmon.


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5698435 - 02/24/13 03:11 PM

Theres always Comet Encke to look forward to as well this year

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Tonk]
      #5698719 - 02/24/13 06:02 PM

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Theres always Comet Encke to look forward to as well this year




That's right--in October, yes?

I didn't mention Comet ISON because I didn't want to jinx it. [Is that magical thinking, or what?] But ISON could just crumble away as it screams through the solar corona.


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5699088 - 02/24/13 11:10 PM

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If things work out, I'll be useing all my instruments.

Rich (RLTYS)




Same here!


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5699592 - 02/25/13 10:29 AM

Quote:

Quote:

If things work out, I'll be useing all my instruments.

Rich (RLTYS)




Same here!




x3?

I have a fairly limited arsenal, but I can see a role for each of them.

My 8" f6 dob - as my "big gun", any kind of resolvable detail will be best viewed in this scope. I have little (meaning "no") experience as a comet viewer, so this year will teach me a lot about what, if anything, my 8" can show me for what I understand is a traditionally widefield object.

My 20x60 Pentax binos - these are very sharp on starfields, so I am hoping that they are a good option for comet viewing "in context".

And last but not least, I am hoping my kids' Astroscan will be an effective scope on bright comets. I assume that its wide FOV coupled with a bit of aperture could be a good option to have. Given the Astroscan's design limitations, it would be nice to show my kids an object other than the moon that is well suited to its capabilities.


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: dyslexic nam]
      #5700263 - 02/25/13 05:11 PM

I hope to use all of mine as well. The 11" sct, 120mm refractor, 80mm apo, and 90mm MC, all at different points of their tours, and hopefully let a few people outside of astronomy circles see them too.
I brought my 90mm to work for the venus transit, and set it up for the ER nurses to watch it, they were very interested. Hoping for a repeat performance with the comets,

Edited by evilmedic13 (02/25/13 05:13 PM)


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: evilmedic13]
      #5700399 - 02/25/13 06:51 PM

For starters.. Each night I'll have my dual scope setup.. A 6" celestron F8 achromat ( the old C6R ) and a C10 newt (10" F4.5 ) mounted in tandem on my UA Double-Star mount. This is my DREAM setup for visually observing comets.
When comet Holmes came through in '07, I began to wish I had the ability to view a wide field and high magnification at the same time. With Holmes I set up a 6" SCT on a GoTo mount, and a Vixen r130sf on a Portamount. That worked well but it was a lot of equipment for the aperture I was dealing with. This new setup has plenty of aperture a nice wide FOV, and great magnification potential with the 6"f8.
I can also mount any of my other OTA's on the Double-Star. Meade 8" SCT, SV70, AT102, C6 even have a bino mount for it.
I'll break out the coulter 13.1 when we get close to the dates to try and squeeze it out at a dark site.
And at every session I'll have my trusty 9x63 binos around my neck.
Now of course the question is what eyepieces should I use :-/


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #5703160 - 02/27/13 10:08 AM

My first (priority plan) objective will be to structure at least 2-3 blocks of time to secure the best dark site I can reasonably travel to and remain there for at least a couple of nights. Hopefully this will get the most out of the Burgess 127mm refractor and 12 inch dob and my old Ultimas and Tuthills.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: aa6ww]
      #5703722 - 02/27/13 03:40 PM

Doesn't matter. It will be cloudy here.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: EJN]
      #5704854 - 02/28/13 08:17 AM

My 10X50 Binocular and 100mm f9 refractor. Maybe 16 inch dobsonian for close up and details.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Illinois]
      #5709227 - 03/02/13 05:54 PM

Everything, from the naked eye, through 50, 70, 80, 110-mm binoculars, 10", 12" and 16" telescopes. Wide field to high power views of the inner coma. Can hardly wait!
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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Jure Atanackov]
      #5712597 - 03/04/13 01:56 PM

I've got a set of 15x70 binoculars that will be my primary instrument for viewing Comet Panstarrs. In addition, my alt-az mounted 8" f/4.9 might come along, as I've customized the assembly for quick-strike, "guerrilla astronomy" tactics that are often necessary here in cloudy NE Ohio.

Clear Skies,
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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5714415 - 03/05/13 12:55 PM

Hi Pete! Can I really do comet observation with a 72mm!? If so, what would be the magnitude of the skies needed to do so? I understand you live in Connecticut, I used to live in Massachusetts and I know how poor the quality of the skies can be around this time. Nevertheless I have small scopes and i would like to try them on this "thing" coming our way!

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: dickie]
      #5714667 - 03/05/13 03:13 PM

I don't believe I'll have a good shot at the horizon with out travel. If I don't travel, then the X8t and the st120 and Binos.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: bassplayer142]
      #5714763 - 03/05/13 04:02 PM

Think I'll use the 110mm f4.5 jaegers cheap build I did. With a 30mm 2" I get 16.5x and a 4 degree fov,should be great for comets.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: mdowns]
      #5716688 - 03/06/13 03:43 PM

In the last week, I've been on google maps and have found some excellent open areas that have open views to the west just for this event. Ive gone out to several close to my home, and even found a very nice paved road that just dead ends into an open field in the middle of nowhere. I can see the mountains 50 plus miles away so I'm looking forward to this being my Comet watch location now.
Last weekend I tested out two of my wide field refractors to see how much actual field of view I can get with my widest eyepieces.

I can get 3.7 degrees actual field of view out of my 6" f/5 Celestron, and can get about 2.7 degs out of my 180 F/6 APM refractors. Both of these should be excellent for comet observing. I don't think I'll need more field of view than this to see the entire comet in one big gulp of the eyepiece.
I'll be able to try out my 2" comet filter (Lumicon Swan Band Filter) which should help with PannStarr. That should be interesting so I'll report back how that works out.
I also have 2 pair of binos Ive been carrying with me now at all times, just in case. One is my 10x42 Nikon SE's and the others is my Oberwerk 20x80mm Deluxe III. Both are excellent with excellent optics.

I cant wait! Like most out here, this is the Superbowl for us as astronomers, so we gotta give it all we got Scotty!!

Good luck to everyone out here in your quest for this awesome event!!

...Ralph


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: aa6ww]
      #5717776 - 03/07/13 06:21 AM

hopefully naked eye
but I have backup from handheld 5x to fuji 25x150s

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5718284 - 03/07/13 11:58 AM

I have an original Celestron 5.5" Comet Catcher with the orange tube that I'll be observing Panstarrs with, along with my 10x50's and 15x70's. If all goes well, I will use a TV-85 and Canon DSLR to shoot some pictures.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Mike B.]
      #5718828 - 03/07/13 04:59 PM

If all goes well, I'll be using a variety of binoculars (7x35, 8x42, 10x50, and 15x70) and telescopes ranging from 80mm refractors to 17" and possibly larger reflectors.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5718845 - 03/07/13 05:07 PM

Quote:

If all goes well, I'll be using a variety of binoculars (7x35, 8x42, 10x50, and 15x70) and telescopes ranging from 80mm refractors to 17" and possibly larger reflectors.

Dave Mitsky




It'll be nice to hear some reports from big scopes. I just picked up a pair of 25x100mm IF Oberwerk binos, using these comets as an excuse to get a larger pair of binos, so this should be fun provided the skies stay clear.

Good luck!

...Ralph


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: aa6ww]
      #5718871 - 03/07/13 05:18 PM

My western and northern horizons are severely obstructed from home, so I can't use my backyard 'scopes until Pan-STARRS is higher (and far dimmer). Instead, I'll start away from home with 7 x 50s, plus a battery-driven equatorial for imaging.

Currently my evening commute spans twilight, so I expect my first views of Pan-STARRS will be from the train!

Not at all optimistic about the weather, though - only 4 clear nights so far this year

Regards,


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Mike C]
      #5718894 - 03/07/13 05:31 PM

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Not at all optimistic about the weather, though - only 4 clear nights so far this year




Try Yorkshire - 1/2 night with no moon and 1/2 night including moon - thats it! I know why too - I bought a 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS mount - I'm really sorry


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Tonk]
      #5718955 - 03/07/13 05:56 PM

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Try Yorkshire - 1/2 night with no moon and 1/2 night including moon - thats it! I know why too - I bought a 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS mount - I'm really sorry




Wow - that's disappointing. Got to say I was a bit luckier - my 4 clear nights came over a few weeks following delivery of a 12" Newt!

Regards, and clear skies to all comet-spotters!


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: Mike C]
      #5721680 - 03/09/13 06:40 AM

I will use my 28 x 110 binoculars.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: norton67]
      #5721906 - 03/09/13 09:55 AM

Just going to use my Orion 100 f/6 on a video tripod and a 25mm eyepiece for 24x mag. I'm going to have to find a high spot in the area to get a good look (I'm at 53 degrees N).

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5722471 - 03/09/13 03:09 PM

I will be using a Minolta 10x50mm wide angle binocular to start off-then my 10" f/5.6 Discovery Dob. I remember using a 8" f/6 Celestron Star-Hopper Dob on Hale-Bopp at 100x. It looked like the comet was pushing water to the sides-quite spectacular. Comet Holmes was huge in my Discovery 12.5" f/5 scope a few years back. It looked like a giant balloon.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5728434 - 03/12/13 03:49 PM

Borg 77 on a car window mount.

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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: CarlDD]
      #5728442 - 03/12/13 03:51 PM

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Borg 77 on a car window mount.




Resistance is futile.

Sorry had to say that, anytime I see the word Borg I go there. I am assuming this is an actual scope though?


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Re: What scope R U gonna use for Upcoming comets!! new [Re: aa6ww]
      #5730112 - 03/13/13 11:17 AM

I'll be standing on the top of and near the edge of my roof with 7X50 binos to get a clear shot at the western horizon. I was going to do it last night but forgot all about it. David

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