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Roel
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Reged: 04/22/07

Loc: Deventer, The Netherlands
168P/Hergenrother - sketch and animated GIF
      #5460165 - 10/08/12 07:13 AM Attachment (34 downloads)

Yesterday I observed the suddenly brightened comet 168P/Hergenrother. It now travels through the big Pegasus square and its magnitude is about m10.0 - easily visible in most backyard telescopes.

I found the comet very quickly and at 50x my 280mm Dobson showed a littje fuzzy ball with a very faint tail. Higher magnification (150x) showed a bright, almost pinpoint nucleus and a wide tail stretching to the southeast. The best comet in years for me!

The movement of the comet was so quick I could sketch it twice in the same starfield within one hour. At home I scanned the image and made an animated GIF to show the comet's movement.

To view the animation click: http://www.roelblog.nl/2012/10/komeet-in-uitbarsting-168phergenrother/

Edited by Roel (10/08/12 07:27 AM)


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deister
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Reged: 02/21/07

Loc: Germany
Re: 168P/Hergenrother - sketch and animated GIF new [Re: Roel]
      #5460217 - 10/08/12 08:31 AM

Hello Roel,

nice sketch and animation.

Edited by deister (10/09/12 07:52 AM)


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: 168P/Hergenrother - sketch and animated GIF new [Re: deister]
      #5460407 - 10/08/12 10:57 AM

Roel,

Very fine sketch and great animation.

Frank


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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: 168P/Hergenrother - sketch and animated GIF new [Re: Roel]
      #5460496 - 10/08/12 12:05 PM

Roel,

Very good sketches of Comet Hergebrother

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: 168P/Hergenrother - sketch and animated GIF new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5461013 - 10/08/12 05:52 PM

Beautiful sketch Roel.

Your animation is very interesting.

Andre.


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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: 168P/Hergenrother - sketch and animated GIF new [Re: Andrev]
      #5461218 - 10/08/12 08:27 PM

Wow! I am impressed Roel! I must have been quite exciting!

Jean


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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: 168P/Hergenrother - sketch and animated GIF new [Re: JeanB]
      #5461492 - 10/09/12 12:49 AM

That is an interesting sketch! I am waiting for a clear night to observe it again.

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