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 Post subject: Green comet
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:12 pm 
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I subscribe to the NASA Science Newsletter, and received this today:
science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/04feb_greencomet.htm?list63532
I'm going home on 20/02 until 23/02 (Satara). Hoping to get a glimpse of this comet on the 23rd.
Suggestions for pics please - aperture, F-stop, ISO, etc. I've got a Nikon D80.
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 Post subject: Re: Green comet
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:09 pm 
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Interesting! :thumbs_up:

Now let's try spotting this one!

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 Post subject: Re: Green comet
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:16 am 
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On 24 February the comet will be closest to earth and should be visible with the naked eye :shock: in rural areas where light pollution is low. In the cities it should be visible with a telescope or even binos. :dance: :dance:
On the 24th it will rise at 19:10 but will be best visible at about 21:00, close to Saturn in the contellation of Leo.
If its not cloudy :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Green comet
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:20 pm 
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Hope my parents wont miss the telescope :whistle:


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