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Comet 88P Howell Sep 25 2020 in bright moonlight

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#1 Thomas Ashcraft

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 10:55 PM

Comet 88P Howell Sep 25 2020 in bright moonlight 0210 UT- 0230 UT.

C 14, ISO 10000, 20 sec exposures, Canon 6D, Back yard EOS.  New Mexico

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#2 therealdmt

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 11:17 PM

Nice!


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#3 therealdmt

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:28 AM

Forgive my ignorance, but I hadn’t heard of that one (88P Howell) - must be pretty far out there?

 

A C14 in New Mexico must bring in a lot of stuff though. Sounds like a really cool situation



#4 Zorbathegeek

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 04:14 AM

I've tried to find this a few times recently but it's too diffuse to be picked up from my urban location. It's been a pretty good comet year though.


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#5 Tapio

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 04:35 AM

Pretty low now - negative declination ?


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#6 Thomas Ashcraft

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:10 AM

Sep 25 2020

 

88P Howell is right near Antares the next couple of days. But moonlight is pretty bright.

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#7 Don H

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 08:25 PM

Heavens Above lists mag 9.2 for this. Did it seem that bright to you?

 

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#8 Thomas Ashcraft

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:31 AM

Heavens Above lists mag 9.2 for this. Did it seem that bright to you?

 

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I'm not expert in determining magnitude. I think it would it would have been a little brighter than my stacked image shows but I had moonlight and a lot of forest fire haze to contend with.  Here is a single unprocessed 20 second exposure. Poor conditions but I am always happy just to see any sort of fuzzy comet appear in my field of view.

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#9 Zorbathegeek

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 04:59 PM

Looking at the COBS reports, It does seem that this comet is somewhere around 9.2. Chris Wyatt recently had it at 9.3 magnitude.


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