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Online chris.bailey

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Comet Catalina
« on: 22:25:15, 22 November, 2015 »
https://britastro.org/node/6790

Might be worth a visit as it moves into a better location during December.

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Re: Comet Catalina
« Reply #1 on: 09:14:29, 25 November, 2015 »
Looks like mid December and early mornings are going to be the best opportunites
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Re: Comet Catalina
« Reply #2 on: 16:40:25, 25 November, 2015 »
Let's hope it puts on a nice display for us

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Re: Comet Catalina
« Reply #3 on: 21:43:46, 01 December, 2015 »
Sorry Chris - didn't see this when I posted mine in the Bar !

As ever, it looks like it's going to be the weather that will dictate how good it turns out to be.... can't believe how bad it has been lately and no let up in sight... shocking.

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Re: Comet Catalina
« Reply #4 on: 08:04:25, 02 December, 2015 »
Weather forecast predicted better than it was last night.
Anyway I set up my gear ready and set alarm at 6AM.
Almost total overcast but started iamging anyway as moon, Venus and Jupiter blinked randomly from small cloud holes.
This dictated exposures to 30s and still there were clouds in every shot.

So here's 4x30s with TS80 Apo triplet, 0.8x reducer and Canon 600D. No calibration frames.
No sign of tails but hopefully it gets better now as it rises more to northern skies.

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Re: Comet Catalina
« Reply #5 on: 08:37:08, 02 December, 2015 »
Good first catch Tapio. Shots from further south are getting some nice double tail action though I suspect this will fade by the time is gets to us.
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Re: Comet Catalina
« Reply #6 on: 10:07:35, 02 December, 2015 »
Thanks Chris.
Depends of the relative positions if we get to see twin tails.
Some claim even three tails:
http://earthsky.org/space/comet-catalina-c2013-us10-november-december-january-2015-2016

I would be satisfied even with one.
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Re: Comet Catalina
« Reply #7 on: 13:42:46, 02 December, 2015 »
I would be satisfied if these clouds would do one for a couple of hours...

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