The new comet


Nakedgun

Link Posted 24/01/2023 - 20:45
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Went out this morning with 10x50s to catch my first look at it, decided I better get a shot.

Here's my DSLR-on-tripod photo (I don't do astrophotography, thank you very much).




K-3iii & D FA 150-450



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"A republic, madam, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin

Spad

Link Posted 24/01/2023 - 22:07
This damn thing is evading me!! I have spent two nights out trying to find the bugger!!!

What time and direction did you locate it?

Thanks
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Last Edited by Spad on 24/01/2023 - 22:09

MikeInDevon

Link Posted 24/01/2023 - 22:29
Here's a sky map I found on the web showing the comet's track and its daily position on the track from 14th Jan to 16th Feb 2023, the constellation names etc. are in German (I think).

Hope this helps you find it, I've have no luck yet, too much cloud or too cold for me!




Cheers
Mike

Nakedgun

Link Posted 24/01/2023 - 23:11
Spad wrote:
This damn thing is evading me!! I have spent two nights out trying to find the bugger!!!

What time and direction did you locate it?

Thanks

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I got up at 0330hrs (plenty of time, here) and looked slightly east of north. At that hour it is moving east to west on a path where it will appear to be heading slightly over top of Polaris, though it is probably ~25 east of that star just now. It has just moved past Iota Draconis, find that on a star chart and it should appear as a fuzzball in binos.

BTW, Iota Draconis is just outside the frame to the right, here.

Good luck (make us proud)!


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"A republic, madam, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin
Last Edited by Nakedgun on 24/01/2023 - 23:13

Spad

Link Posted 25/01/2023 - 00:26
Thank you so much guys!!!

I have just planned "Operation: Find that bloody comet"!

Hopefully tomorrow my guide camera for the star tracking gizmo will turn up!!

Keep an eye on here!
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....

Spad

Link Posted 26/01/2023 - 10:55
BINGO
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
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