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Comet C/2012 X1 Outburst
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Author:  DRatledge [ Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Comet C/2012 X1 Outburst

Received this today regarding Comet X1 which has suddenly brightened to mag 8 just like Comet Holmes did. It is a morning object. Check out the image by Nick James.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Nick James
Sent: 26 October 2013 07:19
To: BAA Comets discussion list
Subject: [BAA Comets] C/2012 X1 outburst

Morning all,

My image from this morning is here: ... 00_ndj.jpg

The coma diameter measured on the same basis has increased from 203 to
264 arcsec in 2d. At the comet's distance of 2.95au this corresponds to an increase in projected diameter of around 65,000 km/day.

Author:  rwilkinson [ Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Comet C/2012 X1 Outburst

DRatledge wrote:
It is a morning object

Thanks for that Dave.
Yes, it's about mid-way between M3 and M53 at the moment. In fact with a 50mm lens you could probably get it in the same field as them and Comet 2P/Encke.

Author:  DRatledge [ Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Comet C/2012 X1 Outburst

More detail on this site
If correct it passes Arcturus on 17th November

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