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 Post subject: Re: Comet 2P/Encke - back by popular demand
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:38 pm 
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It's been almost three weeks since I've been able to image this comet, and in that period it has got significantly brighter.
It's now around 11th magnitude: just bright enough to show up on a 90-sec CCD image.
I managed to get 25 images before it disappeared behind a neighbour's roof:
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File comment: Comet Encke on 20-Jan. 25x 90-sec with MX716 on C8 at f/3.3
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 Post subject: Re: Comet 2P/Encke - back by popular demand
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:14 pm 
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After a run of poor weather in New Mexico, I managed to get this picture back from iTelescope T3 this morning:
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