Calling all amateur comet observers

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Calling all amateur observers!
Be part of the Rosetta Worldwide Ground-based Observing Program to observe comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (C-G) from April - December 2015, as the Rosetta orbiter accompanies the comet to its perihelion and outbound journey.

Amateur astronomers will be able to make significant contributions to the campaign, especially in 2015 , from recovery of the comet (which is currently in solar conjunction), around perihelion in August; and post-perihelion when the comet becomes its brightest (September - November). Amateurs can contribute in many formats, ranging from imaging, spectroscopic and binocular observations to sketches. Amateur astronomers can sign up here:
Rosetta JPL NASA Ground based campaign

Here's an example of some of the great work done so far by members of the PACA Rosetta fb group:
PACA Rosetta Group

Headed by Padma Yanamandra-Fisher, I've been part of the PACA Project since it first started with its CIOC Comet ISON Observing Campaign and it's a very cool community to be part of.

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