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Post  princesspurplehippy on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:31 pm

Two bright comets in March and a hopefully stunning one in November

http://www.space.com/19408-bright-comets-approaching-2013.html

Firstly one in a few weeks time which will pass closer than the objects that we have put up there in geo synchronous orbit

http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2012-da14-will-pass-very-close-to-earth-in-2013

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:18 pm

Thanks PPH something to look forward. We could get some shots for GRs Thingys in the Sky thread, cloud cover willing. Hope the one passing close to the Sun survives the encounter, that should be spectacular.
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:54 am

Thanks for the links PPH - let's hope for clear skies so we can see, that would be spectacular Very Happy

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Post  gregrowlerson on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:34 am

This is a great share PPH, and it will be good to have lead up discussion as each comet gets closer.

And how cool is this quote?!

"Comets are like cats; they have tails, and they do precisely what they want."
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:08 pm

That is just so true I imagine, although we don't have cats!

Definitely need catch ups and discussions on this thread. We've a telescope so will be watching avidly as long as I know where to be watching Rolling Eyes

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Post  littlewid on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:01 pm

Nice one PPH, this is what the second article says about Asteroid 2012 DA14

What will happen when Asteroid 2012 DA14 passes closely in 2013?

What will happen when it passes us? The short answer is … nothing. On the day it passes, most of us won’t see it or be aware of its passage, in any way. The asteroid won’t alter the tides. It won’t cause volcanoes. It’ll just sweep closely past us – as millions of asteroids have done throughout Earth’s four-and-a-half-billion-year history – some in your own lifetime.

The asteroid will be within range for small telescopes and solidly mounted binoculars, used by experienced observers who have access to appropriate stars charts. Here’s what NASA says about its visibility:

On [February 15, 2013], the asteroid will travel rapidly from the southern evening sky into the northern morning sky with its closest Earth approach occurring about 19:26 UTC when it will achieve a magnitude of less than seven, which is somewhat fainter than naked eye visibility. About 4 minutes after its Earth close approach, there is a good chance it will pass into the Earth’s shadow for about 18 minutes or so before reappearing from the eclipse. When traveling rapidly into the northern morning sky, 2012 DA14 will quickly fade in brightness.


So unless we have the appropriate equipment we may not even see it but I can just see us all standing there with our Bino's and Telescopes Very Happy

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Post  gregrowlerson on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:34 am

LW, you could just open your eagle eyes Very Happy
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Post  Safari Maiden on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:33 am

Thanks for that PPH.

Maybe a chance to do a bit of night photography for me. We might have our new camera by then and need to play with it. Comets too quick for a star trail kind of photo so will have to work it out before hand for the settings.

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Post  Laikipia on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:35 am

Binos for me then Littlewid and fingers crossed! Otherwise me and my telescope might be facing the wrong way Laughing

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