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Hi all,

Im wondering is tuttle visible with binos i read it is easily visible and i got its position off heavens above but i couldnt find it the last night i was out..im using Celestron 15x70 skymaster binos...would it look like a star rather then what holmes looks like??
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Replied by jeyjey on topic Re: Comet 8p/Tuttle

Tony --

Yes, 8P/Tuttle is much smaller (and dimmer) than 17P/Holmes, so I imagine it would appear stellar at 15x.

Too cloudy from Louth to know for sure, though....

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Replied by DaveGrennan on topic Re: Comet 8p/Tuttle

Saturn,

I've written an article that includes finder charts for 8P.

See here;

www.astronomy.ie/tuttle.html
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Replied by Tonybwf on topic RE...

Hi chaps,
thanks for that dave..jeff im probably going to sound stupid whats stellar @ 15x??
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Replied by jeyjey on topic Re: Comet 8p/Tuttle

Dave --

Great article. Looks like it's diving toward the horizon pretty fast... hopefully these clouds will clear soon.

Tony --

Sorry for the shorthand. It will likely appear like a star (stellar) at a magnification of 15 (@ 15x). At higher magnifications (say, 100x or more) you would likely see a fuzzy ball.

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Sound jeff thanks!
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Comet 8p/Tuttle

Hi Tony,
You'll see it but it will be small and a fainter then you might think.
BTW, what does EIWF stand for ??
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Replied by Tonybwf on topic RE...

Hi dave,

Sorry EIWF is an aviation abreviation for waterford
echoe india whiskey foxtrot....phonetic alphabet
EI is Irelands aviation registration youl notice irish aeroplanes always have a registration EI-cdx for example
WF is waterford

Aviation is my other hobby since i a kid
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Replied by pmgisme on topic Re: Comet 8p/Tuttle

EIWF is an abbreviation for “Eire” (EI) and “Waterford” (WF)

“Whiskey Delta” does not refer to the drinking habits of Waterford people.

(Although it should.)

It is a way of saying “WF” over noisy static filled radio links.

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Replied by pmgisme on topic Re: Comet 8p/Tuttle

Just checked.

Failure, it seems, IS an option with you Tony.

The WF in EIWF would be spoken "Whiskey FOXTROTT" not "Delta".

A "Whiskey Foxtrott" sounds like Waterford people all right.

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Hi peter,

ye i know :oops: i only thought about that when i left the pc lastnight i was waiting for the reply to my mistake!!!!!! i should of listened to gene krantz more

whiskey delta is also used by atc & pilots....an aeroplane entering waterford controlled airspace would be told : for ie...aer arann operates outta waterford so ATC would say to an inbound aircraft: arann 42whiskey is cleared in to the whiskey delta etc etc
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