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New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes

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16 years 8 months ago #53055 by johnflannery
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Many thanks for the info Neill :D

Gary Kronk's "Cometography" page has some historic information about the comet -- cometography.com/pcomets/017p.html

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16 years 8 months ago #53056 by Frank Ryan
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Sweet.
Must take a look at that tonight.
Its sort of clear here tonight.
Anyone got a visual x marks the spot for tonight?

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16 years 8 months ago #53058 by Frank Ryan
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It very near the brightest star in Perseus....


Mirphak?

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16 years 8 months ago #53059 by TrevorDurity
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I was finding it hard to figure out where exactly it would be as well. Looks like it should be less than a degree away from Delta Persei at the 10 o'clock position.

There's a closeup map on this site

www.shopplaza.nl/astro/ -just click "comets-charts"

Cheers,

Trev

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16 years 8 months ago #53061 by paulevans
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Gotcha!

Dead centre here...



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16 years 8 months ago #53062 by TrevorDurity
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Nice one Paul! Geez you're on the ball :wink:

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