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Comet Ison
« on: November 09, 2013, 05:44:29 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has managed to see the comet yet? It looks like the best time to see it is 05.00ish so Im contemplating an early morning session tomorrow(clouds permitting). It would be good to know if anyone has managed to locate it and where?


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Re: Comet Ison
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 06:02:24 PM »
Stellarium puts it between East and Mars at 0500 Sunday morning

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Re: Comet Ison
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 06:42:52 PM »
Yeah we saw it at Kielder Star Camp (see report in Public Events & News). It was quite impressive, we saw it head on and it looked like a galaxy with the debris trsil spread around it. Really special site in the big dobs. We saw the other comet (can't remember its name) and it was pretty impressive as well with the tail visible.

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