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Offline Roger Parsons  
#81 Posted : 10 July 2020 09:24:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The Beast from the East Go to Quoted Post

Thanks, but I'm so pissed at that time, I'm seeing strange lights in the sky anyway

Sounds like a result to me, Beast. No cause to complain! R

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#82 Posted : 11 July 2020 06:30:20(UTC)
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Great photo of Comet Neowise here - click image for full size version.

 

 

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#83 Posted : 11 July 2020 07:11:10(UTC)
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Saw it about 11.30pm

 

Amazingly I could see the tail even when the head of the comet was covered with cloud

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#84 Posted : 11 July 2020 07:12:14(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Brian Gaze Go to Quoted Post

Great photo of Comet Neowise here - click image for full size version.

 

 

Got up early to look for The Great Faint comet of 2020. Found it, just, with the naked eye. It's hard to describe it as impressive (compared to, say, Bennett of 1970) but comets seem to get less and less impressive these days. Did see my first noctilucient clouds though.

Much more impressive were Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn! Well worth seeing.

 

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#85 Posted : 11 July 2020 07:37:47(UTC)
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Does this comet actually move? I have visions of it streaking across the sky

 

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#86 Posted : 11 July 2020 07:37:52(UTC)
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Excellent shots, Kev. I did not go out last night - too cloudy here - will try tonight.

Roger

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#87 Posted : 11 July 2020 09:10:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Devonian Go to Quoted Post

 

Got up early to look for The Great Faint comet of 2020. Found it, just, with the naked eye. It's hard to describe it as impressive (compared to, say, Bennett of 1970) but comets seem to get less and less impressive these days. Did see my first noctilucient clouds though.

Much more impressive were Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn! Well worth it.

 

Its the best/easy to see comet seen from our shores since Hale-Bopp back in 1997, although I saw McNaught in 2007 for one evening when the skies were luckily clear.

Decent comets seen from our shores have been rare since probably 1900. Since Comet West in 1976, the next great one was Hyuatake in 1996 followed by the truly magnificent Hale-Bopp in 1997. That's just two great comets in 44 years with comets Holmes, McNaught and Ikeya Zhang also being visible from the UK. 

 

 

 

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#88 Posted : 11 July 2020 09:12:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The Beast from the East Go to Quoted Post

Does this comet actually move? I have visions of it streaking across the sky

 

Yes, it is orbiting the Sun. It's position compared to previous nights is apparent. 

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#89 Posted : 11 July 2020 09:32:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 Go to Quoted Post

 

Its the best/easy to see comet seen from our shores since Hale-Bopp back in 1997, although I saw McNaught in 2007 for one evening when the skies were luckily clear.

Decent comets seen from our shores have been rare since probably 1900. Since Comet West in 1976, the next great one was Hyuatake in 1996 followed by the truly magnificent Hale-Bopp in 1997. That's just two great comets in 44 years with comets Holmes, McNaught and Ikeya Zhang also being visible from the UK. 

 

 

 

Indeed. Though Hale-Bopp was pale beside Bennett (which I saw as a child).

With the 19th century seeing several very bight comets (as I think earlier centuries did too) I suspect we're just unlucky atm.

I suppose it's just possible artificial light might play some role in the decline of visible comets and their description, there can be no doubt we've not had a daylight comet for a long, long time.

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#90 Posted : 11 July 2020 11:36:51(UTC)
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#91 Posted : 11 July 2020 11:40:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 Go to Quoted Post

 

Some great photos on twitter. This one caught my eye, reminds me of those Victorian era paintings/drawings of comets over buildings and cities

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#92 Posted : 11 July 2020 12:27:38(UTC)
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Saw it here in Lowestoft, at last! 

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Offline Roger Parsons  
#93 Posted : 11 July 2020 22:45:26(UTC)
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Managed to spot it at 23.30 hours - with the bonus of a hunting barn owl! Result. Roger
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#94 Posted : 12 July 2020 04:58:33(UTC)
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Seen just after midnight . Spotted by the naked eye. Through the sporting scope it had a long trail.

Hope to see the same tonight.

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#95 Posted : 12 July 2020 06:44:48(UTC)
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#96 Posted : 12 July 2020 07:28:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 Go to Quoted Post

 

 

Great photos, Kev. We had a good view with binocs - reasonably dark skies - and plan to take a scope next time. A memorable comet.

To anyone trying tonight - it's in the northern sky, not too far above the horizon. The constellations to look for are The Plough and Cassiopeia [The Big W] above you. Imagine a line drawn between the two, take the halfway point and facing northward run your eye [or binocs] downward until you find it - a fuzzy object with a long tail trailing upwards away from the sun.

 

Clear skies.

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No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

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#97 Posted : 12 July 2020 07:45:32(UTC)
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Tried to make a timelapse of its passage to my north. Lol, extra stars suddenly appear and not moving, not sure what is going on but you can see Capella and the comet faintly tracking across. Cloud tried its best to intervene

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#98 Posted : 12 July 2020 07:50:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post

 

Great photos, Kev. We had a good view with binocs - reasonably dark skies - and plan to take a scope next time. A memorable comet.

To anyone trying tonight - it's in the northern sky, not too far above the horizon. The constellations to look for are The Plough and Cassiopeia [The Big W] above you. Imagine a line drawn between the two, take the halfway point and facing northward run your eye [or binocs] downward until you find it - a fuzzy object with a long tail trailing upwards away from the sun.

 

Clear skies.

Roger

Too many trees blocking the view from my house. I always have a good view to the South but never the north. I may have to go outside onto the street and look

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#99 Posted : 12 July 2020 07:50:41(UTC)
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We spotted that satellite tracking across too, Kev!

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#100 Posted : 12 July 2020 07:51:30(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 Go to Quoted Post
Tried to make a timelapse of its passage to my north. Lol, extra stars suddenly appear and not moving, not sure what is going on but you can see Capella and the comet faintly tracking across. Cloud tried its best to intervene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7gVkYZQNiQ

DO you rekon its dimmed, or is it maintaining it's brightness? If the latter I'll try to drag myself out tonight...

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