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30-09-2011, 10:05 AM
Might have left my run a bit late.But took me a while to get guiding issues sorted.
Would like to attempt an image of this object tonight or over weekend,if anyone could supply the RA and DEC,I would be most appreciate that.
30-09-2011, 10:46 AM
According to the tables I got this week, tonight it is
Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd)
RA 18 10 47.2, Dec +19 25 45.1, Mag 9.6, Times about 19.30 on
This is from Sydney
Edit: Heavens Above gives the same position, but Mag 8 !
30-09-2011, 01:15 PM
30-09-2011, 01:50 PM
Chris,why don't you download one of the free planetarium programs from the net then get the comet files from CBAT:question:
30-09-2011, 05:14 PM
Aha, another acronym for the list :thumbsup:
30-09-2011, 07:08 PM
Thanks Ron .will get around to that.
But,I am a member of 'Heavens above',so that will suit most
of my needs,I did not know the did comets,until Geoff,mentioned
it.BTW-good -3.5 ISS pass over on 6th Oct over S.E QLD
30-09-2011, 11:03 PM
Thanks all for help.
Had a quick go at the comet,but it gets low in west quick.Had a few hicups
getting camera sorted etc.
Only managed a half dozen subs-only 3 where up to scratch.lost one dark,so only blended the other dark.all 4 minutes each,so only 12 minutes on data.
Hope this might be of interest-Chris
30-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Here the comet location for tomorrow night at around 19:30 (http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc423/giorgio1959/Garrard%20Comet%20location/stellarium-033.png) including all coordinates you want.
Which one do you recommend and what is CBAT?? :)
I should add that I am a bit "old school" and have some wonderful atlases. But one needs to learn to change... I am using GOTO this year for the first time after all! :)
Stellarium is a great free software, and you can pop the comets in easily.
Quite a few thread around on IIS re putting comets into Stellarium.
01-10-2011, 11:05 AM
01-10-2011, 07:22 PM
Thanks Liz and Ron,I can hook up the SS2K to lap top,and operate it via lap top,(not sure how to get this all happening-another learning loop)
Looks a fair bit cloudy,and very windy here tonight-freezing!
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