Comet Pojmanski

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Comet Pojmanski

Postby andrew short » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:46 pm

Has anyone seen Comet Pojmanski yet?I realise that it's presently only visible in the UK for a short period just before dawn,but spotting it with binoculars shouldn't be too difficult,as it's presently only about 7 degrees left of Venus.
Maybe someone has been on holiday south of the equator and seen it then.
I've read that it's currently at magnitude 5.5,I don't know how bright it's going to get,but I think it will be readily visible to the naked eye.


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RE: Comet Pojmanski

Postby sftonkin » Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:43 am

Just observed in the dawn twilight (05:29, Sun 12* below horizon). Easy object in 10x42 binocs, showing E-W elongation, despite the distinct twilight glow.

[quote]as it's presently only about 7 degrees left of Venus.[/quote]

A bit more than that [:D] (it's currently moving at about 2*.5 per day). I found it by going one binoc field (5*) 10 o'clock from alpha Cap. Used Venus as a marker to find the star, which was not NE-visible in the twilight glow.


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RE: Comet Pojmanski

Postby andrew short » Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:16 pm

I should have made myself clearer and said that it was 7 degrees to the left of Venus on the 27th.I've woken early a couple of times over the last week,following clear skies the night before,the dreaded cloud[:'(] had moved in as usual and spoiled my plans.
Sure to strike lucky soon though,I'm going to try for it first with my 15x70 bins,before getting the scope out.[:D]

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RE: Comet Pojmanski

Postby les » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:33 am

HI Everyone,
Managed to get Pojmanski into my 12"Dobbo this morning ,it looks like a bright unresolved globular cluster.Theres no sign of a tail,but at 05.24 a satellitte passed right through the comet.[:o]
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RE: Comet Pojmanski

Postby jsc248 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:30 am

Hi Andrew,
Just managed to get the comet focussed for thre seconds before our friends the clouds turned up again. I'll get it for longer next time.
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RE: Comet Pojmanski

Postby andrew short » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:46 pm

Pojmanski should be easy to see on the 10th,as it will be practicaly right smack in the middle of Delphinus.Fingers crossed with that accursed cloud.


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RE: Comet Pojmanski

Postby qu54856bo » Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:16 pm

There are some images of Pojmanski on this website
[url=http://www.impact9.com/]http://www.impact9.com[/url]
With a timed exposure a tail is visible.
Perhaps one of our more accomplished members will take a photo...?

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RE: Comet Pojmanski

Postby Pete Lawrence » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:40 pm

Hi Simon,

I managed to grab it last Sunday morning...

[url=http://www.digitalsky.org.uk/comets/pojmanski.html]http://www.digitalsky.org.uk/comets/pojmanski.html[/url]

It was nice then but fading.
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RE: Comet Pojmanski

Postby qu54856bo » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:00 pm

Pete

What beautiful images with the long delicate tail.
And even where to find it. I knew somebody with such skills would be involved in our forum. Fantastic!

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RE: Comet Pojmanski

Postby kaseshar » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:10 am

Super pictures Pete

Your pictures really show up the finer detail. I was under the impression that this comet wouldn't show up much, but wow what a sight. Brings back memories of Hale-Bopp: my first proper bruch with astronomy.

Cheers for posting the pics.

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