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Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz was created by Genisis

Has anyone got any info on the comet expected to reach naked eye visibility next month.

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Replied by lionsden on topic Re: Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz

Alway s a good site for comet chasers:
www.skyhound.com/sh/comets.html
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz

Here's a finder chart I just did up:
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz

Great chart Mike! Mind if I use that for Realta's next issue? You can supply me with any info relating to it, if you wouldn't mind. You don't have an indication of magnitude on it though... you're slipping a bit!

The comet is supposed to lie within 4 degrees of The Pleaides on January 7th. Not close enogh for the same field of view with a telescope, but binoculars should get it (though that will make a difficult astrophotographic effort). It will make a great pairing!


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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz

Seanie,
I have a higer res version of that chart if you like. I'll e-mail it to you.
As for magnitude, it's something I thought of alright but can't seem to get the program to display magnitude, just date and/or time.
I can supply a table outlining magnitudeif you wish.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz

I can supply a table outlining magnitudeif you wish.


Or if you wanted to just pick a few of the dates, and print on the map, the corresponding magnitude?

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz

Here's a table for the moment.

I might update the chart though.
I'll look into it a bit more.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz

you've been busy!
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz

The comet is supposed to lie within 4 degrees of The Pleaides on January 7th. Not close enogh for the same field of view with a telescope, but binoculars should get it (though that will make a difficult astrophotographic effort). It will make a great pairing!


The tail of the comet will be through the Pleaides on the 7th though, so it could make a very spectacular image.

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