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#1 Stardust Dave

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 12:08 AM

With the moon out of the way, got a definite look at this Comet tonight in 13".

Comet moving through Andromeda now , I found by accident -had evaded me at low power and easily missed despite good reference stars to hop.

Seemed rather faint from these bortle 3ish skies. 

 

80X started to show it fairly well, Best view was with a barlow for 160X.  Just faint and diffuse a little brighter center , no bright coma or tail visible to me at the time. 

 

Share what you are seeing on this one.smile.gif

 


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#2 Vedran

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 03:54 PM

I've observed this comet on night of Oct 19th.
It was small, round object, faint but slightly brighter in center. Tail or similar feature were not visible, but transparency was bad.

 

Best way to summarize appearance of comet is to compare it to some tiny, faint globular cluster.


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#3 ChrisGTS

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 09:55 AM

I made an attempt at it last night from my home -- a very bright Bortle 8-9 city site -- with my 12" dob.  Despite excellent transparency and good seeing, I was not able to see it.  Need to head to a darker site to do it.  I also made an attempt at 260P McNaught, and couldn't see it either.

 

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 12:53 PM

Clear dark sky last night with jet stream to the north so air turbulence low.

This is a single 180 second exposure and linear stretched showing a nice

tail.  200 mm Newt @ F2.8 and QSI632.  Image is a crop from the full frame.

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#5 Lada

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 03:25 PM

My short timelapse from Dolni Bousov, Czech republic (Atik 320E mono, 360s, newtonian 8" f/3.6). You can see the edge-on galaxy UGC 1281 in the upper part of the video.

 

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#6 Lada

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:35 AM

New animation of this beauty from my backyard from 31.10.2019. Shooted again with newtonian 8" and camera Atik 314L+, 4.25hours / 360s bin 2x2:

 

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And photo from stack of three images:

 

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#7 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:23 AM

Wow! Great views! waytogo.gif



#8 Joe Eiers

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:28 PM

Thanks so much!  Fantastic!  Even the wife was wowed!!!  bow.gif

  I've been spending so much time on PanStars... Gotta have a look!

 

    More!!  grin.gif



#9 grzesznypl

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Posted Yesterday, 05:53 PM

I have problem finding this comet too so my question is does light pollution affect comets the way it affects nebulas or galaxies?




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