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Did comet occult bright star last night? new
      #5618436 - 01/12/13 04:05 AM Attachment (32 downloads)

Did C/2012 K5 Linear occult mag 7.8 star HD29196 [= BD+07 671=GSC 682:1278 spec=A0] in Taurus below the Hyades last night [2013 Jan 11] I watched and recorded the pair for 40 min last night as the comet closed on the star but the comet passed just west [right] of the star from here in London UK but in the Americas it may have occulted the star ! Any reports?

It would have been a perfect opportunity for amateurs and pros to record spectral lines of the comet's coma superimposed on the AO Sirius type star and learn a little more about the comet's make-up! My prelim shots of approach below - good fun The comet itself is fading from its brightest from 10 days ago.

ps: star HD29196 records as a close double star with comes @ ~210degs.

Edited by nytecam (01/12/13 04:31 AM)


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Re: Did comet occult bright star last night? new [Re: nytecam]
      #5618496 - 01/12/13 06:14 AM

Looks like it did. Great images. I know Linear has come quite close to quite a few stars.

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Re: Did comet occult bright star last night? [Re: nytecam]
      #5618499 - 01/12/13 06:19 AM

Really great pictures.

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Re: Did comet occult bright star last night? new [Re: norton67]
      #5619167 - 01/12/13 02:26 PM

Thanks for your interest - my video clip of event

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Re: Did comet occult bright star last night? new [Re: nytecam]
      #5619801 - 01/12/13 08:55 PM

Thank you nytecam. Nice work!

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