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 Post subject: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:07 pm 
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Interesting web page on the Comet Panstarrs

http://waitingforison.wordpress.com/comet-panstarrs/

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 Post subject: Re: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Well as it happens. I'll be covering comets in our next lecture (on the 19th) - couldn't have been planned, could it? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:36 pm 
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It's looking good at the moment with some cloud but may clear towards evening, going to the top of smithills
To see if I can see it later.
Fingers crossed.


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 Post subject: Re: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:08 pm 
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PMiskiw wrote:
going to the top of smithills To see if I can see it later.


Do be careful Peter - it's only 15 degrees away from the Sun at the moment!

I've just loaded a copy of my Stellarium script showing its position for late March and early April into our Members' Area (Software section):
http://www.boltonastro.co.uk/members2/index.php/fp/Software/Comet-PanSTARRS/
and I'll be demonstrating this during our meeting next week.


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 Post subject: Re: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:31 pm 
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I hope to see it just after the sun goes down. I believe the comet is just a bit to the upper left of the crescent moon.


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 Post subject: Re: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:56 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Which star map are you using Ross doesn't look like stellarium.


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 Post subject: Re: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:12 pm 
If its clear I'm going to have a go myself on the way to tonight's meeting ....fingers crossed ...


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 Post subject: Re: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Oh no getting cloudier.
Will the comet get brighter on later dates as I believe today and tommorrow are best?


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 Post subject: Re: Comet Panstarrs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:51 pm 
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This is what Starry Night has for tonight - remember it's a prediction!


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