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Comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková -16 Feb 2017


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8 hours ago, Tweedledee said:

Fantastic job, finding that again now it's at nearly 10th mag. What time did you get up for it?  :thumbsup:

 

Could you re-post those links please.

 

Thanks Pete.  I didn't actually go to bed.  I think the comet is up by 1am, but I was imaging around 3-4am when it was overhead.  I didn't go to bed until 7am.  I'll get those links from Facebook again on the rocket; I had a feeling they weren't going to work when I pressed return and it didn't change into an icon-like link that happens in Facebook.

 

I have to say, I found it extremely hard work physically to do the job, so it's good to hear people like the results.  I may try for comet Johnson next.

4 hours ago, Daz Type-R said:

That's impressive stuff Derek!!!

 

:notworthy:

 

Thanks Darren

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9 hours ago, Tweedledee said:

Fantastic job, finding that again now it's at nearly 10th mag. What time did you get up for it?  :thumbsup:

 

Could you re-post those links please.

If the links don't work, you might have to paste them into a browser. It may be a Facebook thing. But I see one of the links is now showing a photo of a satellite.

 

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov%2Fnmc%2FspacecraftDisplay.do%3Fid%3D1967-114A&h=ATN-sAPNbmHVI97qCwLdYc6glvYAgYM8CMVho8iBQTOJ-eVTE_aruqtz6tAqWoe3MqouYqTUPcAla4Of9uz77OkACQCSh9I6geBsAzVoalzZcmKnhLDSUEs8_LDl7gIV-7a6u0I

 

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1967-114A

 

ESSA-6_image.jpg

 

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On Friday, February 17, 2017 at 17:18, Orion said:

 

Thanks Pete.  I didn't actually go to bed.  I think the comet is up by 1am, but I was imaging around 3-4am when it was overhead.  I didn't go to bed until 7am.  I'll get those links from Facebook again on the rocket; I had a feeling they weren't going to work when I pressed return and it didn't change into an icon-like link that happens in Facebook.

 

I have to say, I found it extremely hard work physically to do the job, so it's good to hear people like the results.  I may try for comet Johnson next.

 

Thanks Darren

Great stuff Derek. :thumbsup:

 

Keep posting these comets and asteroids up, even when they are not very bright. They are very interesting to see.

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We better get ready for Friday nights spectacular comet display. :)

 

Don't you just love these news reports...

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/eclipse-full-moon-comet-45p-friday-how-to-watch-see-night-sky-earth-lunar-a7572221.html

 

A beautiful, shining comet flying through the sky is a rare thing. But this week it's not even going to be the rarest.

Friday night wll in fact see that comet – a green, shining light followed by a purple trail, known as 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková – joined by a bright, shining full "snow moon" and a lunar eclipse, all at the same time.

 

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