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CatalinMT
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Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013
      #5604297 - 01/04/13 09:01 AM Attachment (49 downloads)

Hi all and a Happy New Year!
First Jupiter observations & sketches from this year: NPC & SPC - no details visible, only a grey to dark-grey gradation toward the poles; NTB - brown redish in color, no texture; NEB - brown-reddish with some texture in steady seeing; EZ - white, some dark barges are visible attached to NEB; SEB - brown-reddish, SEB present texture, the southern(preceding GRS) part seems more red then the northern part, SEB following GRS part it's more grey-reddish and the wake is visible as light grey; GRS - is pale orange; STB - very dark and proeminent, almost touch the GRS; Oval BA - very hard to spot, only in moments of good seeing was visibile

Edited by CatalinMT (01/04/13 09:59 AM)


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CatalinMT
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: CatalinMT]
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Comet LINEAR C/2012 K5 from my location was difficult to saw, mainly due to light pollution and hazy skies at the observation date. I estimated at ~10 mag., DC=2 and 4'-5' in diameter, no tail visible.
All observations are made with a 90mm f/10 refractor.

Edited by CatalinMT (01/04/13 10:07 AM)


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Andrev
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2012 new [Re: CatalinMT]
      #5604380 - 01/04/13 09:32 AM

Hi

Very nice sketches. You represented the comet exactly he same I can see from my backyard. Its far from some other observers where they can see a tail like Christian and Michel.

Andre

Edited by Andrev (01/04/13 09:33 AM)


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CatalinMT
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: Andrev]
      #5604435 - 01/04/13 10:06 AM

Thanks! Yes indeed, beeing a small instrument I'd say this are opposite sketches to those made with larger instruments.

Edited by CatalinMT (01/04/13 10:07 AM)


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: CatalinMT]
      #5605099 - 01/04/13 04:05 PM

Catalin,

Very good sketches of Jupiter and the Comet C2012 K5

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Heidescoper
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5605909 - 01/05/13 01:34 AM

hi Catalin,
great sketches!
You made very detailed Jupiter images with 3.5".

Bye Christian

Edited by Heidescoper (01/05/13 01:35 AM)


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CatalinMT
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: Heidescoper]
      #5605991 - 01/05/13 03:54 AM

Thanks Tom and Christian!

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Jef De Wit
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: CatalinMT]
      #5606382 - 01/05/13 11:29 AM

Fine sketches!

ps I know you are a "fan" of a Neodymium-filter for planetary use. I bought also one, but can't see any improvement on Jupiter with my 12" dobson


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frank5817
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5606456 - 01/05/13 12:04 PM

Catalin,

Very nice sketches of Jupiter and the current nighttime comet.

Frank


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Asbytec
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: frank5817]
      #5607180 - 01/05/13 07:26 PM

Welcome back, Catlin. You did very well with Jupiter in your 3.5". And to capture LINEAR is cool. I missed it, but then again MCTs aren't exactly "comet catchers."

Someone was saying this one would brighten significantly. I mean daytime bright. True?


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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: Asbytec]
      #5607266 - 01/05/13 08:38 PM

Hi Norme,

That potential daytime visible comet is for the end of this year. The comet is C/2012S1(ISON). I'll believe it when I see it. Check out the magnitude guesses on this well known Comet site.
http://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/2012S1/2012S1.html

Frank


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CatalinMT
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: frank5817]
      #5607754 - 01/06/13 04:00 AM

Thanks all!
Jef, what I found with M&S filter is that the improvment is subtle, but is there, especially in the reds and blues. I say to give another try.
Norme, as Frank said comet ISON is the potential a daytime comet, we'll see in autumn. C/2012 K5 is not the one, but even with your MCT you'll see it.

Edited by CatalinMT (01/06/13 04:01 AM)


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Asbytec
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Re: Jupiter and comet C2012 K5 on 01 & 02.01.2013 new [Re: CatalinMT]
      #5607819 - 01/06/13 06:37 AM

Ah, okay, thanks both of you. Cool! Yea, I think my Mak can see that one.

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