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Old 13-09-2020, 12:13 AM
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Something next to ngc 1365?

Observing ngc 1365 tonight with my 20" f/4.5 dob and notice something in the same field that is almost as large and bright that I don't remember seeing before and doesn't show on any maps or internet pictures. I would say mag 11 and 10 arc minutes somewhat north of the galaxy. A fellow observer checked and can't find reports of any comet in the area.
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Old 13-09-2020, 12:21 AM
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Comet C/2020 M3.
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Old 13-09-2020, 05:26 AM
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Thanks Patrick, I guess we need to practice our search skills.
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Old 13-09-2020, 07:24 AM
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Thanks Patrick, I guess we need to practice our search skills.
I was using Skysafari Dave. Must have been a great sight!
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Old 13-09-2020, 02:54 PM
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How crazy. I was looking at 1365 last night in the 32” as well. Figured it had to be a comet but my Sky Safari wasn’t displaying anything in that location.
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Old 13-09-2020, 03:46 PM
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If you have ‘show comets’ toggled off then it will only show if you search for the comet by name.
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Old 13-09-2020, 06:00 PM
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I was looking too, but couldn't decide whether it was NGC 1364 or NGC1366
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Old 13-09-2020, 07:16 PM
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NGC 1366 is just under 5 deg from NGC 1365.
NGC 1364 is over 26 deg from NGC 1365.

On Sat night (2020-09-12) at 10pm AEST comet C/2020 M3 (Atlas) was about 14’ away and easily in the same field of view in most ‘scopes with the right eyepiece.
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Old 13-09-2020, 09:16 PM
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My humble attempt at a little gentle humour seems to have gone down like a lead balloon.
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