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Centaur
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Comet C/2012 K5 Near Mag 1.7 Elnath on Jan 4
      #5603484 - 01/03/13 06:30 PM

I predict that magnitude +9.3 Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) geocentrically will appear to pass magnitude +1.7 Elnath (Beta Tauri) by 39 arcminutes at J2000.0 position angle 302 on 2013 JAN 04 at 23:57 UT. For Chicago observers the figures will be 38 arcminutes at 17:56 CST.

Below is my related J2000.0 geocentric graphic for the conjunction. More of my comet graphics and data can be found at www.CurtRenz.com/comets




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drbyyz
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Reged: 11/04/12

Re: Comet C/2012 K5 Near Mag 1.7 Elnath on Jan 4 new [Re: Centaur]
      #5603773 - 01/03/13 10:01 PM

Awesome, I'm really hoping to catch this comet for the first time tomorrow night(unless it clears up here early tonight). This should make it a bit easier to find. Thanks!

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EJN
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Reged: 11/01/05

Loc: 53 miles west of Venus
Re: Comet C/2012 K5 Near Mag 1.7 Elnath on Jan 4 new [Re: Centaur]
      #5603907 - 01/03/13 11:48 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

I just saw it with my 8" f/5 Newtonian. It's quite easy even through the light
pollution here (Chicago suburbs). It's actually clear. And cold. And windy.

Attached is a more detailed chart.


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EJN
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Reged: 11/01/05

Loc: 53 miles west of Venus
Re: Comet C/2012 K5 Near Mag 1.7 Elnath on Jan 4 new [Re: EJN]
      #5603936 - 01/04/13 12:22 AM

This comet is really moving. In the last hour it has moved noticeably relative
to the field stars.


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Asbytec
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: Comet C/2012 K5 Near Mag 1.7 Elnath on Jan 4 new [Re: EJN]
      #5604035 - 01/04/13 03:13 AM

Yea, awesome...it's on my short list for tomorrow. Thank you both for the charts.

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Dean Norris
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Reged: 11/05/08

Loc: Santa Cruz, Ca
Re: Comet C/2012 K5 Near Mag 1.7 Elnath on Jan 4 new [Re: Asbytec]
      #5605003 - 01/04/13 03:12 PM

Centaur,

Thanks for the heads up on this. I'll be looking for the comet tonight.

Dean


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