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Comet 12P (Pons-Brooks) Field, 7x50 and more

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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 04 March 2024 - 01:08 PM

March the first view of this nice comet.

- from left to right binocular 7x50, 25x126 and 40x126 from 18h30 to 19h UTC Provence sky.

- from up to bottom, the comet, myself smile.gif and the field (in the wild).

 

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My estimation of the magnitude was +5.9, DC 7 with minimum 1° tail.

 

Clear sky to you all

Michel

 

 


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Posted 04 March 2024 - 02:36 PM

Beautiful progression Michel. Thanks for sharing this!
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Posted 04 March 2024 - 02:42 PM

Excellent illustration!
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Posted 04 March 2024 - 03:20 PM

Michel,

 

Excellent presentation on this fine comet.

Well done.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 05 March 2024 - 04:59 AM

Hi Michel,

Nice drawings, I am following 12P also with the evscope, but the tail on the 1st of March was revealed less present than with the 10,5x70 visually.

Visually, bright head looking as a M92 cluster and the begin of the tail appeared as your picture of the middle one.

Images on the comet forum.

Good job, good skies.

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Posted 05 March 2024 - 06:52 AM

I observed it with my 7x50 a few days ago and estimated 6 mag. I did not see a tail with that binocular.


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Posted 05 March 2024 - 09:40 AM

Very fine set of drawings, Michel.  like-button.jpg   I observed the comet on March 2nd with my Canon 12x36 image stabilized binoculars.  I was surprised by how big and bright it was.  I could not see the tail.  My estimates are a little different from yours:

 

m1= 5.5  DC= 6  Dia= 10'

 

I also made an image with my Seestar S50 smart telescope.  It's posted in the Comet forum.


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Posted 05 March 2024 - 11:22 AM

Michel,

 

Very nice sketches od Comet 12P (Pons-Brooks) Field, 7x50 and more smile.gif .

 

CDS,KLU,

 

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Posted 07 March 2024 - 04:29 AM

Thank you to you all, much appreciated !



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Posted 07 March 2024 - 04:33 AM

Very fine set of drawings, Michel.  like-button.jpg   I observed the comet on March 2nd with my Canon 12x36 image stabilized binoculars.  I was surprised by how big and bright it was.  I could not see the tail.  My estimates are a little different from yours:

 

m1= 5.5  DC= 6  Dia= 10'

 

I also made an image with my Seestar S50 smart telescope.  It's posted in the Comet forum.

Hi Michael

 

Indeed, yesterday 6th evening I have the same estimation minimum m=+5.5 (prevision in SkySafari says 7),

I made this with 7x50 binoculars in light polution area and before the real dark night.

 

Michel
 


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Posted 08 March 2024 - 02:17 AM

Really nice

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Posted 10 March 2024 - 04:05 AM

Dear observers, the day before yesterday, I observed the comet in my 16x70 binocular. It is quite easy to find at the moment, close to α Andromedae. I measured m1=5m4, coma diameter= 4' and a tail of 17' length.

My binocular has nebula filters. With them, the coma was much more condensed, and the tail wider, fan like.

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Posted 10 March 2024 - 04:33 AM

Nice sketches and drawing!




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