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How / where to see Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, during January 2015.


Daz Type-R
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A good find there Darren, tonight if you take a line from Betelgeuse through Rigel and keep going it should take you straight to it.


Well worth a look, I'll sort the bino's out.


 


Here's a site well worth bookmarking for finding comets, the finder charts can be printed off and taken out with you.


 


http://cometchasing.skyhound.com/


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Thank you all for your replies. I was hoping to look tonight but it's cloudy AGAIN!! Will try tomorrow fingers crossed. I would like to go to one of the meets and talk to some of you guys and hopefully someone can tell me how to use this telescope properly :-) Thanks again mark

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The accurate alignment of your mount is crucial to being able to track, and find objects, it seems a bit daunting, but once you have mastered it you will wonder what all the fuss is about.


Here's some guides, but there are loads more to be found.


 


http://www.astro-baby.com/simplepolar/simple_polar_alignment.htm


 


http://www.polarfinder.com/


 


Not to mention Dave's very own polar finder.


http://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/9316-excel-polaris-hour-angle-calculator/


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Nice one zidder.

Spent a couple of hours searching for this last night through pretty murkey skies without success.

Now see from your chart i was looking too low down.

I will try again tonight clouds willing.

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