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#1 Heidescoper

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 06:54 AM

hi all,

 

the comet C/2017 T2 Panstarrs stood last night very near ( 20`) by the open cluster NGC 1528  in Perseus.

 

15.12.2019, 18:15 UT, region SQL 20.65mag

 

12" f/4 Dobson, V 96x

 

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I measured:

 

9.9mag, DC 4, diameter 1.5`, tail 4`in PA 180°

 

CS

Christian


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 11:33 AM

 Christian,

 

Very good sketch of Comet C/2017 T2 (Near by NGC 1528) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 04:46 PM

Great catch, Christian! Your magnitude estimate is spot on the predicted light curve, so we could see some more brightening yet? waytogo.gif

 

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 08:46 PM

Christian,

 

Fine sketch of this comet and nice background too.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 17 December 2019 - 07:31 AM

Well done Christian, I was weak up 4 times this night but the weather was not cooperative.

So I'm happy to see your sketch, thank you fir sharing!

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 01:25 AM

hi all,

thank You for Your answers.

 

Astronz59:

yes, I hope and think that the comet continues his brightning.

With my Guide9  program say max.  7.8mag in April/May 2020.

 

Michel:

yes the late autum and  winter  weather is here so grey and cloudy. 

It bring only small wholes for an hour or clear nights with full moon... 

Only my ready little traveldobsons can so be used not my big 21"er which will be need 15 minutes to be in use.

 

CS

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 09:00 AM

Christian,

 

Nice capture of the comet and OC.  smile.gif   I'm hoping to get another look at it tomorrow night if the forecast holds.  Have you seen this image by Michael Jaeger?


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Posted 18 December 2019 - 01:15 PM

hi all,

 

Ed:

sure, I saw the nice image by Michael.

 

CS

Christian


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 01:20 AM

The comet should be visible in binoculars in March. Is is well condensed und does resist some degree of light pollution.

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 08:38 PM

Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)
As the comet has moved from Perseus to Camelopardalis, I was able to get a reasonable look at it under Bortle 7 skies from home. As those of you that have viewed it know, it is rather small. Using high magnification in my poor skies I was not getting a reasonably good look at it. Best magnification was between 200-300 power.  After looking at it for thirty minutes and not detecting the tail, I decided to sketch it anyway. It is still pretty far out ( 1.5 AU).
Thanks Uwe for suggesting we give it a look. I would also add to do the observation from a dark site.
At a dark location a small scope (4-6 inches) should give a good view.

Frank smile.gif

 

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 01:42 PM

Frank,

 

Very nice sketch of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom




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