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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted February 24, 2009 03:51      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
_______________________ TheMoMan here __

Many of you know I am an Amateur skygazer. That said linky:

http://www2.steamboatpilot.com/news/2009/feb/24/jimmy_westlake_comet_lulin_strange_visitor/

I will not be able to watch this one as I will be at The hospital getting my prostrate out, so if you get good pics, please post them.

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Icon 1 posted February 24, 2009 06:34      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And I thought you were warning those of us of the coast of antarctica that that bright light they see in the sky is not a comet but a spacecraft hurdling towars them, and that they should run.

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Oh, I wonder if we can see it here. We don't have a telescope, but we have binoculars and a birdwatching device.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted February 24, 2009 14:31      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
______________________ Hi All __ I hope for two nights of clear skies. Then the best night for viewing I will be in Detroit, too many streetlights to see the Comet there.

To those that can find Saturn in the night sky, the comet should be near, not as bright but larger, than Saturn. It should also show a greenish hue.

Have fun watching I often get some very good pictures of comets, by setting the camera to box and taking a long exposure (30-45) secs. These new digital cameras can do that just not as easy.

Thought I should add a new linky:

http://www.spaceweather.com/

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted February 25, 2009 03:25      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____________________ TheMoMan __ Here, I must confess, I did not prepare for last night. I did not set out the telescope to get it chilled the camera was not fully charged, and I only half heartedly looked for the Comet. New Linky:

http://www.earthsky.org/article/catch-comet-lulin-in-the-last-week-of-february

If the weather cooperates tonight I should get some pictures, depending on where you live Saturn should rise near six-thirty PM be high in the sky near midnight and wane at sun-up. With your body facing South the Comet should appear up and slightly to the right of Saturn. Good luck.

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Ooh, pretty...

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