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Stargazing Comets 252P/LINEAR and P/2016 BA14

  1. Mar 19, 2016 #1

    Astronuc

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  3. Mar 19, 2016 #2

    davenn

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    At the moment it is visible only in the Southern Hemisphere. It's quite close to the South Celestial Pole

    It has brightened substantially over the last 2 weeks as it passes across the southern sky
    As of 19th Mar it became a naked eye object from a dark sky site

    here's a pic on the 16th March 2016 as it passed by the LMC
    Pic Credit to Justin Tilbrook a fellow Aussie astrophotographer

    160316 LMC and 252P LINEARsm.jpg


    cheers
    Dave
     
  4. Mar 25, 2016 #3

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  5. Apr 2, 2016 #4

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    comet.PNG
    Speaking of comets here is an awesome view of 67P.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2016 #5

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    cool !!

    first glance and I thought it was a vulture or eagle in a swoop to get the prey
     
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