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#1 LarryManuel

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:23 PM

Last night, I was out seeking Comet C/2019 W2 Africano.  My prep-work involved plotting the comet's position on my wide-field and then my detailed star charts.  It occurred to me that I might be able to help others if I made a video of how I plot a comet on a chart.  So here it is.  Run-time is 14-1/2 minutes and production values are 100% amateur.  I have not included on the YouTube page any links to equipment.  This is because it doesn't matter which charts one uses, and finding the equipment and charts is WAY easier than "pulling in" a fairly faint, and therefore elusive. comet.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=7I3q7GYXwRE

 

Good luck!

 

Larry.


Edited by LarryManuel, 06 September 2019 - 02:24 PM.

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