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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Comet This Time.


We have a Comet on it's way that should be visible in the western night sky subject to visibility. However, if you miss this one there is another later in the year that should be brighter.  thumbsup



Posted March 08, 2013, 16:38:12 PM Logged
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Offline DaveMorton
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Too early to catch it with the telescope I plan on getting (that won't happen until I return from my trip, I'm afraid), but maybe the next one? Smiley

Posted March 08, 2013, 18:56:51 PM Logged
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Thing is Dave, they are claiming here that you should be able to sight this Comet with a set of Bins.  Smiley

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Alas, I'm fresh out of binoculars. Sad

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Re: Comet This Time.


Pan-Starrs is now visible in the western sky just after sunset, near-ish the moon (the moon will be setting earlier each day and is crescent). You want to be looking near the horizon, west or just north of west in the coming weeks as it will be climbing in our sky by the day. About 7pm local is about right.
Not sure if it's naked eye visible but it has just passed perihelion so will be getting dimmer but by climbing in the sky, its apparent brightness should be better.

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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Thanks Snowy, maybe worth a trip up to the Devil's Dyke Road provided the skies clear.  thumbsup

Posted March 15, 2013, 07:48:13 AM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Still not had any clear skies to the west at sunset here.  Sad

It is around and visible from N. America and Europe. There's lots of pics around.

I will post when I have seen it with my eyeball Mk 1. Well, plus corrective lenses.  Cheesy

Posted March 24, 2013, 11:14:36 AM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Finally we have clear skies to the west and, of course, I'm too late to view pan-stars.  Sad

I would stay out longer if it wasn't so cold (2C, 35F)

Posted March 29, 2013, 20:06:08 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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It's been very disappointing the amount of cloud cover we have had this month and I believe it now only visible if you have a very large Telescope.  Cry

Let's hope the weather is a little kinder when Ison put's in an appearance later this year.  thumbsup

Posted March 30, 2013, 12:39:14 PM Logged
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