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by coldfieldboundary
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Observation Report Comet Iwamoto C/2018 Y1
Replies: 29
Views: 6481

Re: Observation Report Comet Iwamoto C/2018 Y1

This evening the comet obviously was more difficult, seems much fainter. But again with the 1.5° (40x) eyepiece both M36 and Iwamoto, and only a short move to get both M38 and Iwamoto.
by coldfieldboundary
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Observation Report Comet Iwamoto C/2018 Y1
Replies: 29
Views: 6481

Re: Observation Report Comet Iwamoto C/2018 Y1

:wink: so lucky with those clear nights now, just saw M36 and Iwamoto, just both in the 1.5° eyepiece at 40x, and of course the marvelous milky way star field as well.
by coldfieldboundary
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Observation Report Comet Iwamoto C/2018 Y1
Replies: 29
Views: 6481

Re: Observation Report Comet Iwamoto C/2018 Y1

I also observed him several times till now. These days he still looks giant, and he comes now into rich areas of Auriga. He will get close to M36 and M38, try it the following evenings.
by coldfieldboundary
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Double, double toil and trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: Double, double toil and trouble

"the Double Double’s Double" :lol:
There's also such a marvelous double-double not far from the Pleiades, 4° NW of it. Drive your scope roughly to RA 3h 31m and Dec. +27° 39'. Give it a go.
by coldfieldboundary
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: The Return of Venus!
Replies: 33
Views: 10035

Re: The Return of Venus!

yes, completely a clear sky till horizon yesterday, very lucky to saw this easily, it was nice.
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by coldfieldboundary
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Geminids 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2883

Re: Geminids 2017

I only had a clear sky 13/14 Dec, started 20h UT, only for 1.25 hour, still a low radiant, but 27 geminids seen (with 2 bright). The evening 14/15 again went for an hour, but so few seen, the activity obviously was rapidly down.
by coldfieldboundary
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Florence is coming close
Replies: 1
Views: 1754

Re: Florence is coming close

Last night (had to wait till midnight for a clear sky), I had my first success. Towards the Aquila area, the Moon didn't disturb much. Florence found 1 degree South of a double star, and comparing with six fainter stars nearby, the movement was remarkable within 10 minutes. At 40x with a 1.5° view.
by coldfieldboundary
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Florence is coming close
Replies: 1
Views: 1754

Florence is coming close

Asteroid 3122 Florence is coming very close, at 18 lunar distances. Can be glimpsed now. Here are some ephemeris (for 53N and 1W, but no big diff.): Time UT - R.A. - Dec. - mag. - height 2017 08 30 210000 21 14 00.2 -12 14 33 8.7 +21 2017 08 30 220000 21 13 35.3 -11 53 10 8.7 +25 2017 08 30 230000 2...
by coldfieldboundary
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Interesting New Comet
Replies: 11
Views: 4535

Re: Interesting New Comet

Right!
Named ASASSN1, official name C/2017 O1.
Some estimates worldwide give 10.0-10.5, it is now a real morning comet, before the twilight still low, now 25 degrees, but climbing! In October reaching zenith (!) and probably mag. 8.
by coldfieldboundary
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Search for Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy
Replies: 14
Views: 4521

Re: Search for Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy

you got him mike! he looks indeed like a globular, he is small, round, and nicely condensed. My first observation I doubt the same if it is not a globular.
:D
by coldfieldboundary
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Search for Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy
Replies: 14
Views: 4521

Re: Search for Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy

well tried mike, without murkiness you shall find him easily
by coldfieldboundary
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 41P
Replies: 18
Views: 5718

Re: Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 41P

Nice stories here. :D . My last observation of 41P was Friday evening, with the reflector at 40x was a faint disk visible, but obviously a huge disk, and nicely round, so the expected view of a comet coming so close to Earth. I estimated it 8.3, but it must be easier for smaller instruments, where i...
by coldfieldboundary
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Looking out for Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos- Pajdusakova
Replies: 15
Views: 5482

Re: Looking out for Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos- Pajdusakova

I will also looking to see a number of other comets including Comet 2P(Encke) (which I have never seen! , C/2016U1 (Neowise) and later C/2015 V2 (Johnson) and Comet 41P (Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak)...and what about C/2015 ER61? C/2016 U1 Neowise : too late for that, it's too low now and doesn't return...
by coldfieldboundary
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Panstarrs C/2014 S2 observed
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: Comet Panstarrs C/2014 S1 observed

It's C/2014 S2, don't worry, we know which one it is, congratulations you saw him too!
by coldfieldboundary
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Panstarrs C/2014 S2 visible
Replies: 1
Views: 1477

Re: Comet Panstarrs C/2014 S1 visible

It's C/2014 S2, don't worry, we know which one it is, congratulations you saw him too!