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    Default Re: Possible naked eye comets to watch.



    Quote Originally Posted by kingclinton View Post
    I saw 46P some time back and it was still a mere speck of light, if only these clouds would bugger off so I can do a follow up observation.
    Been hoping to follow it's progress but the cloud gods have other plans!

    Let's hope this comet is not like your favourite new sign up for the season, player looks good on paper but will they perform?
    I can totally relate to that remembering Brazil's performance on last world cup
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    Default Re: Possible naked eye comets to watch.

    It's 230 am here in SE Australia. Beautiful clear cold dark night out here 70km NW of Canberra. The comet has brightened considerably over the past week. It's now easy in 9x63 binos and also easily visible in an 8x50mm finder. In my Vixen 8" cass, it still prefers low magnifications and big exit pupils. Very diffuse coma, nucleus less distinct than last week and doesn't take magnification well.

    Here's hoping it continues to brighten.

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    Default Re: Possible naked eye comets to watch.

    I should clarify my comment, the comet is easily visible in the binos and the 8x50 finder as a faint smudge. Still not bright. It's going to get a lot closer.

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    Default Re: Possible naked eye comets to watch.

    Hi I just posted an image of the comet from Thursday night to the astrophotography forum

    P46/Wirtanen 8th November

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    Default Re: Possible naked eye comets to watch.

    I don't believe 21P will go naked eye. I saw it twice in last two months, but it is getting fainter. I could not resolve it even with 8" SCT this week.

    38P/Stephan-Oterma and 64P/Swift-Gehrels are observable with 10x50 binos now, at least from my location.

    46P Wirtanen is already bright and nice in 10x50 and may go naked eye soon.
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