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Old 20-09-2011, 06:23 AM
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Thanks for that Rob - good to hear that SWAN is tricky anyway, and that I wasnt just going over it, around it, under it.

Yes, Comet Garradd looked the best I have seen it.

Didnt have high hopes with the filter but thought it was worth a try.
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Old 24-09-2011, 05:32 AM
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A couple of nights back I looked at Comet Garradd with a 12" and swept back and forth across its tail. I think it is about 30' long.
S&T has an upsidedown map of its path.
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Old 17-02-2012, 01:22 PM
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This little fellow is in our northern skies at the moment, with some amazing images being taken with its 2 tails spurting from opposite directions.

I had clear skies this am so headed down to the beach for a few pics .... just a camera on a tripod. Moon was about so a bit light, and when Comet had risen higher, dawn was approaching.

Still, I got him.

It is presently in the northern constellation of Draco, at about mag 7, and still heading north. At my latitiude it is near Vega, so who can see Vega in the mornings??

PS ... I am a terrible processer.

I couldnt see it in binoc but probably left it too late, as getting light.

I really must try and attach my camera to the scope to try for some better images.
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Old 17-02-2012, 02:17 PM
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Liz from this far south, on Feb 18 C/2009 P1 rises at 06:42 and sets at 08:44. Given that sunrise is at 06:33 I think I'll give it a miss.

Feb 19 rise is at 07:25 and set at 07:43.

Feb 20 through Apr 01 it never rises. It will be mid April before it clears my trees.
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Old 18-02-2012, 01:39 AM
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No Andrew, this is a more northerly one for sure, but still, there are a few who could give it a go. Mackay up maybe.
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