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#1 GamesForOne

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 06:40 PM

Did anyone see the comet Pons-Brooks near Jupiter during the eclipse? Visually? Photographically?

 

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 08:34 PM

I looked from Conway AR  in the area right of Jupiter  but saw nothing.   I suspect the high clouds made the view tougher if not impossible.   Tore myself away after 15 seconds for the main show center stage .     I didnt see corona fieldlines near the sun's limb  like i did in 2017 for maybe the same reason? 

 

Incredible day. Almost pulled up stakes around 9 am and went north but the GEOS animations kept me planted as they showed cloud movements very well.   Got some entry shadow bands for a personal first.



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Posted 08 April 2024 - 08:39 PM

I also tried for a few seconds with my Nikon 12x50SE, but the sky was too bright due to the high clouds. I saw no stars, but Jupiter and Venus was obvious naked eye.

Had a nice view of the comet yesterday evening though :)
Almost naked eye.


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Edited by Klaus_160, 08 April 2024 - 08:40 PM.


#4 kfiscus

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 09:35 PM

This was a goal of mine.  Gave it up last night when I couldn't even find it because of the light pollution here in Mazatlan.  It would have been completely impossible anyway w/ the thin layer of clouds.

 

I really hope to see/hear that someone succeeded seeing 12P.



#5 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 09:46 PM

I spent a few precious seconds searching for the comet using my Canon 15/50 IS but I was unable to spot it.



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Posted 08 April 2024 - 09:52 PM

High level clouds outside Bloomington IN and no chance here even with the 15x70s.

#7 Steve Cox

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 10:08 PM

Not here at least naked eye.  What is the current size of the comet?  When I checked SS6P during the eclipse it said angular size was 0.





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