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RE: autumn comet!!

Postby cyclops » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:10 pm

[quote]ORIGINAL: Les

HI Cyclops,
My favourite memorys of Hyakutake was when at +1 magnitude it whistled passed close Polaris,[/quote]

I remember vaguely Hyakutake , anyone got pics of that one?
There's coffee in that nebula!
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RE: autumn comet!!

Postby les » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:10 pm

HI Cyclops,
Thats a sore point with me,I had taken a few shots of Hyakutaki but when I processed the film a while later I found only blobs,I hadnt focused the telephoto to infinaty.[:@]
Regards Les.
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RE: autumn comet!!

Postby senua » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:36 am

Unfortunatly none of Hayukake, I have a friend who took some lovely shots.
He gave one to me which I still have.
I did manage to get pics of Hale-Bopp though.
Have not seen Comet Swan yet, moved to Cardiff recently and left my Binos behind at parents house.[&:]

Still I have a job now so I'll save and get another pair.[:D]

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RE: autumn comet!!

Postby cyclops » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:16 pm

If Swan is in Leo then I wont get to see it as Leo is still below the horizon for me!
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RE: autumn comet!!

Postby ariel » Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:23 pm

Hi guys

I am happy to report that i have seen comet swan but only at a glance. I was at my astronomy gcse lesson last night at the norman lockyer observatorie when an observing party came up to have alook as it was clear. at the end of the lesson someone came in to say they had got comet swan in the sight of the observatories 6-inch Lockyer refractor. so after the lesson we all went to have a look it appeared as a large hazy blob but was beautifully in the bluey-grey background. it was under the handle of the plough. I cannot say that i found it however as someone else did that, but i have seen it.

regards Ariel[:D]
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RE: autumn comet!!

Postby skymaster » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:30 pm

well done Ariel on seeing it.saw it last night for the first time.
really enjoyed seeing this celestial visitor.hoping for more sightings.
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RE: autumn comet!!

Postby les » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:46 pm

HI Ariel,Andy,
Im glad you managed to catch it,its a pity the weather has not allowed more sighting of this comet[:(].It looks promising here at the moment with a red sky,lets hope we all get a chance to see it this evening before the fog thats forecast for much of the country sets in.
Regards Les.
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RE: autumn comet!!

Postby skymaster » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:33 pm

hi,Les starting to fog up here already,'typical'.
hope you have a good session.
rgds,andy.
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