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Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner

Postby Graeme1858 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:14 am

Comet of the month from the S@N magazine August Sky Guide (page 57) is 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. Currently high in the North East in Cassiopeia it moves into Camelopardalis on the 19th brightening from +8.8 to +7.2. A good circumpolar viewing opportunity.

I probably won't see it from cloudy Ireland but according to Trevor the Weather the skies are clear back home next week!
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Re: Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner

Postby Gfamily2 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:41 pm

Graeme1858 wrote:Comet of the month from the S@N magazine August Sky Guide (page 57) is 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. Currently high in the North East in Cassiopeia it moves into Camelopardalis on the 19th brightening from +8.8 to +7.2. A good circumpolar viewing opportunity.

I probably won't see it from cloudy Ireland but according to Trevor the Weather the skies are clear back home next week!

Might be worth trying - though we'll have to travel to a dark sky site - too much light pollution and vapour trails from home.
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Re: Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner

Postby Graeme1858 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:44 pm

I'll have the same problem from the middle of Gillingham in Kent. We're moving to a darker place soon though!
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