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The Day I Saw Four Spectacular Comets in One Night
      #6184364 - 11/09/13 10:16 AM

The Day I Saw Four Spectacular Comets in One Night!

By Ralph Aguirre


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Re: The Day I Saw Four Spectacular Comets in One Night new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6185244 - 11/09/13 06:47 PM

Great write-up Ralph. I felt like I was there with you! I kept expecting you to say someone showed up and shined headlights at you or something like that but you had the perfect night!

John


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Re: The Day I Saw Four Spectacular Comets in One Night new [Re: John Miele]
      #6186028 - 11/10/13 07:07 AM

That was a great report. As John said, "a perfect night". Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience.

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Re: The Day I Saw Four Spectacular Comets in One Night new [Re: rockethead26]
      #6190813 - 11/12/13 02:31 PM

I am glad you made all four! I saw three last Monday morning. I am afraid LINEAR was behind a hill and didn't make it above until twilight has started. I came away from it feeling just awesome. It is such a fulfilling thing, to see those comets and to have a great night outside under the stars.

I did feel that Lovejoy was very blue-green in color in my 4" refractor. GW


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Re: The Day I Saw Four Spectacular Comets in One Night new [Re: Glen A W]
      #6216280 - 11/25/13 10:50 PM

great article, thank you for posting!

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Re: The Day I Saw Four Spectacular Comets in One Night new [Re: helpwanted]
      #6264096 - 12/20/13 04:38 PM

I saw this post and thought I would share my images, as the story is so much like mine there is no point repeating it
All 4 comet images captured November 14th, 2013 between 4:00am and 6:30am from Wellington, Ontario on the shore of Lake Ontario.

http://nyaagallery.smugmug.com/NYAA/Astro-Images/General-Gallery/5968382_WmjH...


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Re: The Day I Saw Four Spectacular Comets in One Night new [Re: malcol]
      #6265314 - 12/21/13 01:34 PM

Hi Ralph.

If that doesn't enthuse the reader to get out there, I don't know what would. (Great planning).

Glad you had a special night and shared it with us all. With the weather I've had, Lovejoy is the only one I've seen in my light polluted skies but even that was worth staying up all night for.

Clear Skies, Tony.


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Re: The Day I Saw Four Spectacular Comets in One Night new [Re: qsipiMcKenna]
      #6269008 - 12/23/13 04:43 PM

Great to see your pics! I never made out LINEAR. But, I did see the other three in one morning. I'm not not sure if I've seen three in one sitting before or not, but if I have then they were not nearly of this quality. GW

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