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New comet has brightened to naked-eye visibility

  1. Dec 7, 2004 #1

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    Here is a news story about it - get out those trusty old 7x50 binoculars and take a look!

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=96&ncid=753&e=10&u=/space/20041207/sc_space/newcometnowvisibletonakedeye [Broken]
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2004 #2
    will it be visible to the northern hemisphere?
     
  4. Dec 7, 2004 #3

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    It will be easily visible to Northern Hemisphere viewers. For a popular account, see this:

    http://www.space.com/spacewatch/comet_winter_040917.html

    For a very accurate ephemeris, see here:

    http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/Ephemerides/Comets/2004Q2.html [Broken]
     
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  5. Dec 9, 2004 #4
    excellent!!!!.............now i need a clear night :(
     
  6. Dec 9, 2004 #5
    Ditto.
    By the way, if anyone's up for a night by night finder chart for the comet one can be found here- http://encke.jpl.nasa.gov/charts.html [Broken]
     
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  7. Dec 13, 2004 #6
    "Astronomy Picture of the day" of today shows a picture of Comet Machholz, where is possible to appreciate its two tails: the ion tail and the dust tail. The ion tail always points away from the sun
    I remember seeing Hale-Bopp comet in 1997 during a holyday in the Pyrenees. Really astonishing...
     
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