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Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2)
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Author:  jedi jeffi [ December 29th, 2014, 8:46 am ]
Post subject:  Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2)

It has just come into to naked eye visibility and may brighten even more.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

If you can get dark skies it should be very easy to spot because it is so close to Orion
looked last night but between the moon and a haze in the area where it should be it was not visible.

Jeff

Author:  Mihun09 [ December 29th, 2014, 9:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2)

Jeffi

Any suggestions for shooting photo's for this? I live in the prairies and I need only drive a couple km to have total darkness. We will have clear skies the next week but it is going to be a -40C windchill a little while. I'm sure the camera would freeze in short time.

Author:  jedi jeffi [ December 29th, 2014, 1:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2)

Steve Elms would be best for that. (he as a new thread in the ONt section)
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 108&t=4355

There is a link to some tips on the space weather site.
Not really bright enough without fancy stuff
(Camera attached to telescope, with a program that makes up for the earth rotation)

With any luck it will brighten enough for guys like us.
Jeff

Author:  jedi jeffi [ December 31st, 2014, 8:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2)

The tip Steve gave us in the photo forum should help a lot.
The manual focus on a single star should do the trick and they say the comet has brightened up some more.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 51&t=43563
Jeff

Author:  littleredcanoe [ December 31st, 2014, 8:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2)

Not Lovejoy, but things got interesting night before last

http://amsmeteors.org/2014/12/huge-fire ... 29th-2014/

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