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 Post subject: Re: Comet-spotting in November 2013
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:54 pm 
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I went out at 6am again this morning and easily spotted Comet Lovejoy in my binoculars, and got another picture of it:
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File comment: C/2013 R1 Lovejoy on 22-Nov. 8x 60-sec using Pentax 135mm lens and Canon 300D.
I've aligned the images on the comet, so the stars appear trailed.

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But ISON is too close to the Sun now - the time was almost 7am by the time it was high enough for me to see, and by then the Eastern sky was quite bright.
I could still see Saturn and just about make out Mercury, but no sign of the comet.


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 Post subject: Re: Comet-spotting: 2012 X1 (LINEAR)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:51 pm 
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After nine weeks of waiting, I've finally managed to get an image of this comet, thanks to the BRT's Galaxy Camera (a C14 'scope):
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File comment: Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) on 26-Dec-2013. 3x 60-sec with C14 operating at f/5.3
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It's reportedly down at 9th magnitude now, just on the border of Hercules and Serpens Caput (so a little lower and further West of Comet Lovejoy in our early morning sky).


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 Post subject: Comet-spotting in January 2014
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:31 am 
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Got some more data of Comet 2012 X1 (LINEAR) from Tenerife this morning:
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The bright (and heavily bloomed) star to the East is Iota Ophiuchus (mag 4.5)


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 Post subject: Re: Comet-spotting in November 2013
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:25 pm 
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Good image Ross, I noticed that there was quite a clutch of comet images this morning, they seem to have been a bit thin on the ground of late.

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Bernie


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