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starquake
sage


Reged: 02/02/08

Loc: Nádasdladány
More 168P
      #5472786 - 10/16/12 06:18 AM

Hello fellow sketchers,

Let me add just another Hergenrother sketch from the night of October 08-09. The conditions were less than favorable, a thin layer of clouds were covering the whole sky, sometimes hiding Alpha and Beta Herculis from naked eye view.

With averted vision I was able to spot some details in the tail, namely three brighter filaments: the Western border was the longest, the Eastern the shortest and in between I could see a cone-shaped area. The comet's core was elongated by about a factor of 1:2 to the NS direction.

Telescope: 12" Newt, 167x magnification
SQM: 21.06 MPSAS, 5°C, low humidity, slight breeze
Seeing: 4/10 (bad), transparency: 2/5 (bad)



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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: More 168P new [Re: starquake]
      #5475615 - 10/17/12 06:10 PM

Ferenc,

Excellent!

Frank


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JeanB
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: More 168P new [Re: frank5817]
      #5476750 - 10/18/12 11:11 AM

Terrific sketch!

Jean


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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: More 168P new [Re: starquake]
      #5476763 - 10/18/12 11:23 AM

Ferenc,

Very good sketch of Comet 168P .

CS,KLU,



Tom


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Asbytec
Guy in a furry hat
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: More 168P new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5476850 - 10/18/12 12:20 PM

A fantastic observation, Ferenc. Beautiful.

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SteelStar
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Reged: 11/08/09

Loc: Oklahoma
Re: More 168P new [Re: Asbytec]
      #5477004 - 10/18/12 01:42 PM

Very nice sketch and observation. This little comet has been a welcome surprise.

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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: More 168P new [Re: SteelStar]
      #5477598 - 10/18/12 07:17 PM

Hi

Very nice sketch.

Andre.


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: More 168P new [Re: Andrev]
      #5478678 - 10/19/12 11:45 AM

You managed to see a lot detail in the comet

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Special Ed
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Reged: 05/18/03

Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: More 168P new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5480486 - 10/20/12 02:18 PM

Always willing to look at another sketch of this comet. Excellent observation!

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starquake
sage


Reged: 02/02/08

Loc: Nádasdladány
Re: More 168P new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5486921 - 10/24/12 12:31 PM

Dear All, thanks a lot for your kind words! I was sceptical myself about the details, but a day after my observation somewhere I've seen a picture made by a 60cm scope, that also displayed the details I've seen. I still want to do a verification, but no luck with the weather since then.

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