Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

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Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby Pete Lawrence » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:20 pm

Here's a finder chart for Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski. The comet is current visible in the pre-dawn sky. Binoculars show it well in ever brightening skies.

Magnitude estimates for March are: 1st +6.5, 6th +6.8, 11th +7.2, 16th +7.7, 21st +8.2, 26th +8.7, 31st +9.2



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RE: Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby big dipper » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:03 am

That will be a great help. Although I've only got a pair of Tasco's I shall give it a shot.
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RE: Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby les » Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:46 pm

Thanks Pete,
I tried to see it on the morning of the 5th with 10X50's but couldent, I may of been looking too low,this chart will help.Its difficult with the twilight , pity It gets fainter as it gets higher.[:@]
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RE: Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby Pete Lawrence » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:06 pm

Chart works! [;)]

[url=http://www.digitalsky.org.uk/comets/pojmanski.html]http://www.digitalsky.org.uk/comets/pojmanski.html[/url]
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RE: Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby jsc248 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:06 pm

Thanks Pete,
Weather permitting I'll keep an eye on it!
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RE: Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby albireo380 » Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:16 pm

Pete, Newbie question here, see your last photo could you overlay a couple of the constilations on it please, try as I might can't get to grips with that part of the sky. Huh go on, go on,go on, go on, go on etc, etc.[&:]

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RE: Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby Pete Lawrence » Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:16 am

Sure thing, but remember that Pojmanski isn't there anymore!

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RE: Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby albireo380 » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:06 pm

Thanks for that, delphinus and lyra committed to memory already, If I get a chance I will try for them and the rest tonight, Top Post!!!

thanks again

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RE: Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby barnardstar2 » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:06 am

For those still looking and if it is still possible to see this Comet it will be about 1 degree above Caph in Cassiopeia at midnight on the 22-23-24 April. - with acknowledgements to Starry Night Pro

For those of the Barnardstar2 method of thinking Caph is the top right most star in the 'W'

At the moment it should be possible to find it by drawing a straight line between Gamma Cassiopeia and Caph. The seperation between Gamma and caph is approx 6 degrees following along this straight line a further 7 degrees from Caph you will hopefully see the comet.

For those of the Barnardstar2 method of thinking Gamma is the top star in the middle of the 'W' so its about 'V' much further. If you see what I mean
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RE: Comet 2006/A1 Pojmanski Finder Chart

Postby andrew short » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:56 am

Hi bs2,
That'll be a tough one,it's down to mag 10.3 already according to Heavens above,sure to be around mag 11 by the 22nd.If the location is dark,it shouldn't be too difficult,I'll give it a go.

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