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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:08 pm 
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From Sky and Telescope:

"Comet PanSTARRS (C/2015 ER61) in Outburst and Binocular Bright" April 5th

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronom ... ar-bright/

C/2015ER61 is reported at m +6.5. It rises just before dawn in Capricorn (5deg alt at 5.00BST approx., azimuth 120deg approx.)

Another one for Mike F. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:36 am 
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Brian: I certainly would like to "have a go" at looking for this one too but currently the low down transparency is horrible here, plus the Moon makes it worse. And anyway, according to one inforation site,it is too low for obseving from here anyway.
Tried again for Comet Lovejoy E4 this morning (it being easy to locate at the moment and can now be seen now from my backdoor!, but hopelessly foggy low down, although high-up I could see it was quite clear and easily found M5 in the Acuter! Frustrating, I call it! regards maf


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:45 pm 
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Mike: yes, looks like it will stay low in a brightening sky from the UK. Very nice image of it from Namibia on todays (Apr 10) spaceweather.com,

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