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Old 07-09-2011, 07:35 PM
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C/2010 X1 Elenin - 7 September

Managed to have another go at C/2010 X1 Elenin tonight before it set behind a hill.

Attached shots were taken at an elevation of just 12 degrees with the sky quite bright. The dark round spot under the comet is, I believe, an artifact from a streetlight that was just off to the right of shot.

The widefield shows clearly the galaxy, NGC 4697 and visible on the TIF's are NGC 4718 and 4705, also visible are a number of PGC galaxies.

5 x 2 minutes @ -20c with an SBIG ST8300C, images have been stretched somewhat to bring out the comet. Taken with the Takahashi FSQ-106 at Prime Focus. I doubt that I will get another attempt at this comet as it is dropping quite rapidly.

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Old 07-09-2011, 07:55 PM
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nice capture John.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:09 AM
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Lovely captures John.
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Nice work -Tony
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Well done again John. Nice little tail still too, so there is still some substance in there.
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I was in the tea room this morning when one lady said to me
"you are into astronomy, aren't you?" "Yes"
"So is my husband, he has been following discussions on the internet about comet Elenin" "That's great" "Yes, we are particularly interested in it from a Christian point of view, with the alignment of celestrial objects and tragic events like the tsunami in Japan" "I see...."
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Good work for following the comet, its interesting how seems to be holding together a bit longer than I would have thought.
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