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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 03:03 AM

A comet with a nice up in magnitude,

The previous magnitude programmed was +14.8 but yesterday evening I estimated the magnitude +/- to +9.5.

We have to play with the compromise sun light /comet set.  The comet position is between Venus and Mercury

 

Here's the sketch:

 

C2019Y1-20200214_l.jpg

 

Perihelion will be for March 15 2020 with a magnitude of +8.1, but nobody nows exactly, maybe a good surprise !

 

Clear sky to you all

Michel


Edited by Aquarellia, 15 February 2020 - 03:04 AM.

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 03:56 AM

Nice find !

 Mark



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 05:43 AM

Hello Michel,

 

a phantastic observation of this comet!

Definitely worth of trying,

JG



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 11:22 AM

Michel,

 

Very nice capture. It is a nice sketch of this comet in the southwest.

 

Frank :).



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 11:44 AM

nice work 

bravo a vous 



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 03:16 PM

Michel,

 

Excellent observation and sketch.  smile.gif   It must have been tough to see this fuzzball in the twilight.



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Posted 17 February 2020 - 02:17 AM

hi all,

 

Michel:

yes, this comet is nice.

Very good oservation & presentation by You.

 

CS

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 03:19 PM

Michel,

 

Nice capture of Comet C/2019 Y1 (Atlas) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:55 PM

Congrats to you Michel on sketching this Comet. 

 

Looking forward to seeing how it develops over the coming weeks.

 

Clear skies,

Darren.




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