Hopes of a bright comet in 12 months

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-http://www.astronomynow.com/news/n1209/25comet/

If it gets anywhere near the predicted mag -16 it'll be be visible in daylight

:-WooHoo
 

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Woww! Already excited!! :-wow
 

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Lets just hope it doesnt do a Comet Kohoetek (1973) That was going to be the comet of the century and barely made it to naked eye visibility....
 

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Well overdue for a naked eye comet-get my celestron on that and get plenty of photos i think...:-ohmy
 

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I remember Hale-Bop and Halleys comet. Both were fantastic to view. Hale-Bop was around when i lived in Aberdeen. it looked great up there but when i visited the Midlands you could only see half of it due to light pollution and all the crap in the air.

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Piltdownpaul said:
Well overdue for a naked eye comet-get my celestron on that and get plenty of photos i think...:-ohmy

Please do that Paul ..Photos are a must ..particularly as us OOOop North rarely see anything of note in the heavens..
The combination of light pollution and thick cloud kills anything exciting as per..
rgds
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Last week in Skye was awesome- bright stars right down to the horizon. Seen that space debris burning up very brightly up there. The milky way was plain to see.
 

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Piltdownpaul said:
Last week in Skye was awesome- bright stars right down to the horizon. Seen that space debris burning up very brightly up there. The milky way was plain to see.

i think the weather turned out to be not bad the week you were there - :)
a bad back has put me out of action for the past 10 days -on the mend though now - looking to return to Skye anytime after thursday if the weather is ok .

"indeed " -- there is no light pollution in the highlands and islands - i recall once walking on a beach in north west sutherland at midnight, one autumn -- and being able to see my way just by starlight -- ( no moon )

:cool: :-righton :cool:

regards - nelson.b.
 

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Twas awesome Nelson to be back on Skye - Weather was 10 mins rainstorm then sunshine. This carried on until half way through the week when the rain disappeared. Pictures on Flickr------
---http://www.flickr.com/photos/8269539@N04/
 

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