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Old 04-06-2020, 03:56 PM
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Comet Cluster in the Morning sky

hi to all just wondering if anyone else has seen this on Sky Safari Pro
seems there are 5 comets very close together and fairly bright they rise at around 5.30 in the morning ad would be close to the horizon before the sun comes up be great to image
cheers Pete
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:15 PM
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Sadly these were all fragments of comet C/2019 Y4 as it broke up in March-April and all of these larger pieces have since disintegrated. The comet when last seen was just a faint, pale 'ghost' with no discernible nucleus. Will be interesting to see if discernible traces can be located now in southern morning skies but with a big Moon around this will be extremely difficult.

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Old 04-06-2020, 05:33 PM
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Hi Rob Thanks for that information I was thinking of heading out to a lookout on a beach near by and see if I could spot it or photograph it but i might be wasting my time shame it broke up would have been a naked eye comet if that didn't happen
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