Comet Panstarrs

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Comet Panstarrs

#1 Post by bbones » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:07 pm

Interesting web page on the Comet Panstarrs

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

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#2 Post by rwilkinson » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:45 pm

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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#3 Post by PMiskiw » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:36 pm

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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#4 Post by rwilkinson » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:08 pm

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/i ... PanSTARRS/
and I'll be demonstrating this during our meeting next week.
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#5 Post by PMiskiw » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:31 pm

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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#6 Post by rwilkinson » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:56 pm

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PanSTARRS low down in the West after sunset on 12-Mar (chart from Cartes du Ciel)
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#7 Post by PMiskiw » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:10 pm

Which star map are you using Ross doesn't look like stellarium.

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#8 Post by dean_kos » 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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#9 Post by PMiskiw » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:46 pm

Oh no getting cloudier.
Will the comet get brighter on later dates as I believe today and tommorrow are best?

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#10 Post by DRatledge » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:51 pm

This is what Starry Night has for tonight - remember it's a prediction!
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