Old 01-09-2007, 09:55 PM   #1
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Comet McNaught has become the brightest comet
in thirty years. It is visible in the early morning
and evening skies of the Northern hemisphere.

Many folks have taken some fine images of this
celestial object.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.spaceweather.com/comets/m.../Johansen1.jpg

http://www.spaceweather.com/comets/gallery_mcnaught.htm

http://skytonight.com/observing/highlights/5118926.html

http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/icq/brightest.html

I think it would be cool to incorporate the comet into a RR shot.

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Old 01-09-2007, 10:29 PM   #2
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as someone who has been disappointed in the past, I say thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, ...

Maybe this time I will get a good view. My earliest disappointment was Kohoutek, several since. I've seen a head, but never a good look at a tail.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:51 PM   #3
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I remember seeing Halley's when it came by, and the last couple, but no photos.. but maybe this time..
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Well that bites, I'm too far south to view it. It's viewable on the horizon at about Latitude 40*N, where as St. Louis is at about 38*N lol.

Messed up my coordinates for a second there . . .
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Well that bites, I'm too far south to view it. It's viewable on the horizon at about Latitude 40*N, where as St. Louis is at about 90*N lol.
I think you need to check your geography there John! Last I looked, St.Louis was not at the North Pole! ;D
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I can't see anything from Salt Lake Either, not sure if it's the haze or just too far south here too. One of the websites posted said it's been spotted as far south as Kansas..
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I think you need to check your geography there John! Last I looked, St.Louis was not at the North Pole! ;D
Well St. Louis is in fact is 90* longitude and aprox 38* latitude I think his geography is correct!

Sorry I didn't at first see he had his Longitude and Latitude reversed!
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heres 2 shots of it i got today, finally cleared up so i can see it



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Great pictures!

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thanks, i was in near elk grove ca. heres one today up in the mountains

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ok in english, where do you look in the sky for it?
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