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frank5817
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Comet 168P/Hergenrother
      #5461499 - 10/09/12 12:55 AM Attachment (83 downloads)

I managed a quick look and sketch of the comet in the great square of Pegasus near 84 Peg.
Since I was facing clouds rolling in from the north, I quickly sketched it on an index card and redrew it on paper indoors. The comet was easily visible and showing a short tail, it was brighter than 10th magnitude.

Sketching:
Comet 168P/Hergenrother
10" inch f/5.7 13mm eyepiece at 111x
Transparency 3/5
Seeing 3/5
Date and Time: 10/09/2012; 01:15 - 01:40 UT
4" x 10" white Strathmore Windpower smooth Bristol paper, # 2HB, graphite pencils, plastic eraser.
After scanning the drawing was cropped and inverted Using Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

Frank


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: frank5817]
      #5461869 - 10/09/12 10:30 AM

Frank, fine you catched the comet too!

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rodelaet
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: frank5817]
      #5462471 - 10/09/12 04:40 PM

What a nice capture, Frank!

This is just great.
I always thought that your skies were not dark enough for this kind of observations?


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JeanB
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: rodelaet]
      #5462688 - 10/09/12 07:03 PM

This Ğlittleğ comet is a beauty, Frank.

Jean


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ErixAdministrator
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: JeanB]
      #5462764 - 10/09/12 07:52 PM

Congrats on having a chance to catch it, Frank. Very good rendering as well!

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frank5817
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: Erix]
      #5463598 - 10/10/12 10:52 AM

Jef, Rony, Jean and Erika,

Thank you for your kind words. My sky is not good but if the transparency is OK and the object is high I'm in business.

Frank


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: frank5817]
      #5464004 - 10/10/12 03:06 PM

Frank,

Nice capture of Comet Hergenrother .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Tommy5
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5464310 - 10/10/12 07:23 PM

Cool catch of this rather dim comet congrads.

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Special Ed
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: Tommy5]
      #5465253 - 10/11/12 11:56 AM

Nice job, Frank. This looks like it has the makings of a good-looking classical shaped comet.

You and the other comet sketchers in this forum went from 0 to 60 on Comet Hergenrother. I still haven't gotten a look at this puppy (although I tried with my 12x36's). Soon, I hope.


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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5466988 - 10/12/12 04:01 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

Got a quick look at comet 168P/Hergenrother last night (10/11/12)before clouds moved back in. Was cloudy most of day but just opened up before sunset, clouded back up about 9:15 p.m.
Started locating target about 8:20p.m. with my trusty ST120 refractor. Comet was just seen at 40x and a little better at 100x. Could not really tell direction of tail or anything except dim glow.
Hurriedly I wheeled out my 12" dob and aquired target about 8:45p.m. Using a 10mm Radian (150x) I got a nice view of the comet with a little more detail. I managed to see a bright small fuzzy nucleus surrounded by a dim coma with a faint fan shaped tail in an upward direction.
Observed for about 20 minutes before clouds started to appear off in the west. I noticed some movement in this short time. Movement was toward 5'o clock position (roughly north).
Sketch is reflector view at 150x


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frank5817
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: SteelStar]
      #5467415 - 10/12/12 09:17 PM

Tommy and Michael,

Thank you both and SteelStar excellent sketch.

Frank


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: SteelStar]
      #5468113 - 10/13/12 11:25 AM

SteelStar,

Nice capture of Comet Hergenrother

CS,KLU,



Tom


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mikesemmler
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5468440 - 10/13/12 02:44 PM

Frank and Steelstar - great jobs. Is it possible to observe Hergenrother with my Meade 300 Refraktor?(80/1200)

Michael


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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: mikesemmler]
      #5468691 - 10/13/12 05:47 PM

Frank.

Nice sketch. Looks like several peoples will sketch it as its a very interesting object with a changing tail.

Andre


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Rutilus
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: Andrev]
      #5470116 - 10/14/12 04:27 PM

Two great comet sketches.

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frank5817
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5471329 - 10/15/12 11:20 AM

Michael, Andre and Rutilus,

Thank you all.
--
Michael - It has faded a couple of magnitudes and currently I am in Arizona under better skies than back in Illinois, I was unable to see it in a 6 inch scope at 50X after determining I had it in the field of view. It was much easier 8 days ago after a sudden brightening.

Frank


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mikesemmler
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Re: Comet 168P/Hergenrother new [Re: frank5817]
      #5471454 - 10/15/12 12:30 PM

thank you, Frank

Michael


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