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Is Comet Siding Spring splitting up?

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www.astronomynow.com/news/n1003/17comet/

Interesting to see this for all you comet lovers, could be a bright outburst?

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Replied by Neill on topic Re:Is Comet Siding Spring splitting up?

Intersting,

Could be something to keep an eye on, it has brighter than mag +10 in Jan but is now fading and is currently mag +11.

www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html
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Replied by Mike on topic Re:Is Comet Siding Spring splitting up?

Number of recent (attempted) images of Comet C/2007 Q3 Siding Spring with a C8 and SBIG CCD.

March 5th: www.flickr.com/photos/9885064@N05/4444665647/
March 8th: www.flickr.com/photos/9885064@N05/4444665493/
Mach 15th: www.flickr.com/photos/9885064@N05/4444665547/

Just fitted new photometric filters to the CCD and it would be interesting to image this comet again (Hopefully we will have clear skies soon)!

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re:Is Comet Siding Spring splitting up?

Worth keeping an eye on this.

Your last image there Mike seems to show an elongated nucleus.

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