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Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 1st January 2017


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Brilliant Derek :thumbsup:

 

Looking at the stars around it and their relative brightnesses, that has to be the comet.

 

A fantastic capture and it looks like you were lucky with the clouds.

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Further images of comet P/45 on 2nd January 2017.  300 mm Tamron zoom. Canon 1100d.  Freezing cold horizon, with winds and ice at/near Pontop Pike TV transmitter mast location, County Durham.  Technical difficulties of re-focusing on bright stars and re-PA meant less time racing against the darkening sky and sinking comet.  It might just be the processing/resolution, but the comet looks like there is a fragmentation? (tiny green dot closest to comet)

IMG_8980-comet p45-2-Dec-2017

 

 

IMG_8980-comet p45-2-Dec-2017-comet p45

 

 

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That is an even better pic. :thumbsup:

 

Not seen any reports of it breaking up, but came across this one that predicted a break up among other things. Must be true :D...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2501681/comet-45p-will-be-visible-on-new-years-eve-and-digital-doom-mongers-believe-it-heralds-a-year-of-chaos/

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18 hours ago, Tweedledee said:

That is an even better pic. :thumbsup:

 

Not seen any reports of it breaking up, but came across this one that predicted a break up among other things. Must be true :D...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2501681/comet-45p-will-be-visible-on-new-years-eve-and-digital-doom-mongers-believe-it-heralds-a-year-of-chaos/

 

I agree it will be an interesting year one way or the other :D, nice pic, but what a load of tosh! :blink:

Some people will believe that drivel too! Yesterday an astro buddy of mine was talking to one of his office colleagues about him going to see the Prof Brian Cox lecture and the guy said who? he had never heard of him! ??? Unreal!

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We could get all our astro info from the thesun.co.uk, they know exactly what is happening.

 

Is nobody even concerned that bits of the comet might destroy the earth? And what about the incoming proton beam!?

 

Serious stuff!!!

 

 

 

 

 

:P

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14 hours ago, Tweedledee said:

We could get all our astro info from the thesun.co.uk, they know exactly what is happening.

 

Is nobody even concerned that bits of the comet might destroy the earth? And what about the incoming proton beam!?

 

Serious stuff!!!

 

 

 

 

 

:P

Think I would be more bothered about the Spanish Flu returning (or a similar new version) and the time running out on antibiotics that still work :o.  Plus there is more we can do about the Flu/Antibiotics than its currently possible(even if we threw masses of resources at the problem)  to do about cosmic collisions.

So concerned maybe but there are a few hundred other ways of killing us off ;).

Still Bruce Willis will sort out the cosmic stuff :laugh3:

 

Newspapers , like The Sun etc, are  useful for two things - starting fires and if you run out of the roll stuff.:ph34r:

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