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20 years 1 month ago #2800 by ei5fk
Replied by ei5fk on topic excellent views tonight
Almost 11pm and been viewing comet Neat, easy to find with Bonoculars and 8" Dob located aprox 1/2 way between Saturn and Venus
No doubt many will have viewed this comet for the first time in Ireland tonight, others who might have seen it before now were blessed with clear skies.
Here is a nice link for forecasting if night in Ireland is going to be clear
www.metcheck.com/48hrforecast.asp?lat=52...Country=IE&Coastal=1
This can be saved to your default location
Charles

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20 years 1 month ago #2802 by lionsden
Replied by lionsden on topic Re: Anybody See Comet NEAT Yet?
YES! YES! YES!.....FINALLY, CLEAR SKIES! :D :D :D :D

Have just come in from happy 'cos I've finally had a chance to see NEAT!
Beautiful view with M44 in the same field of vision in my binos.
If you haven't seen it yet, get your kit and go take a peep! :roll:
Very surprised how easily a novice like me found it........ but I did!

P.S. I think Charles meant half way between Jupiter and Saturn.

Leo @ Lionsden
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20 years 1 month ago #2804 by ei5fk
Replied by ei5fk on topic Bart
Thanks for pointing out my error Bart, I meant between Saturn+Jupiter
Just had first look at the Sombrero Galaxy this year, lovely galaxy one of my favourites but conditions a bit hazy tonight

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20 years 1 month ago #2805 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Anybody See Comet NEAT Yet?
Is there a tail visible with the naken eye ??
How tright is the core IYHO ??
Still waiting for a clear sky here, so much for the weather forecast...

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20 years 1 month ago #2808 by lionsden
Replied by lionsden on topic Re: Anybody See Comet NEAT Yet?
From my vantage point anyway, the comet was just on the verge of naked eye visability, just a faint smudge. Wouldn't say I could see the tail.... however.... there are street lights nearby. From a darker location, the tail might be visible.

Leo @ Lionsden
Perhap because light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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20 years 1 month ago #2822 by spculleton
Replied by spculleton on topic Re: Anybody See Comet NEAT Yet?
I must confess to being quite disappointed in Comet NEAT. It has been far from a 'great' comet. I remember looking at Hale-Bopp from off Baggot Street through the lights of Dublin city centre and still being able to see the tails clearly and distinctly. So far I have only been able to detect NEAT with binoculars. It did look good earlier so close to the Beehive, but stillnot what I have been looking forward to.

Shane Culleton.

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