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cpl43uk
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Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope
      #5739517 - 03/17/13 07:50 PM

This comet is REALLY difficult to set up and capture! Beautiful clear sky all around me except the horizon where its "hunt the comet" between clouds and fading sunlight.

Anyway this time I managed to capture it long enough for a sketch through the scope. Sky was mottled and seeing not so great - a shame I cannot see this comet against a darker sky.



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frank5817
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Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: cpl43uk]
      #5739937 - 03/18/13 01:02 AM

Chris,

Very nice, is that the star Gamma Peg below it?

Frank


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cpl43uk
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Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: frank5817]
      #5740058 - 03/18/13 03:41 AM

Frank. No I don't think it was Algenib which would be outside my FoV. Looking later at Sky Safari I concluded it was HIP 2734 and its mag was about right at 6 given the seeing. Not certain however.

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Uwe Pilz
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Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: cpl43uk]
      #5740091 - 03/18/13 04:40 AM

Very realistic sketch. Thank you.

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Ernest_SPB
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Loc: St.-Petersburg, Russia
Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5740132 - 03/18/13 06:10 AM

It is something wrong with N/W arrows in upper-left corner. North must be directed to about 1:30 o'clock.

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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

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Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: cpl43uk]
      #5740754 - 03/18/13 01:46 PM

Chris,

Nice sketch of Comet PanSTARRS .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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PeterDob
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Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5740800 - 03/18/13 02:14 PM

What a beauty... I simply love your sketches, Chris!

Peter


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cpl43uk
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Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5740979 - 03/18/13 03:38 PM

Ernest - thanks you are right to point out an error. In my haste to complete the sketch last night I forgot to transform my scan through its correct cardinal rotation. The tail should be pointing more towards 1.30 if my N-W axes remains as described. I will modify the sketch.

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cpl43uk
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Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: cpl43uk]
      #5740994 - 03/18/13 03:45 PM

Corrected rotation for N-W


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Ibmelrod
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Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: cpl43uk]
      #5741904 - 03/18/13 10:04 PM

Very good sketch Chris.

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mikesemmler
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Re: Comet PANSTARRS - this time through the scope new [Re: Ibmelrod]
      #5745278 - 03/20/13 02:31 PM

Chris - this is sensational, like a Foto - congratulation

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