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COMET WIRTANEN 46P - One To Keep an Eye On

Discussion in 'Celestial Events' started by Dave In Vermont, Oct 15, 2018.

COMET WIRTANEN 46P - One To Keep an Eye On

Started by Dave In Vermont on Oct 15, 2018 at 11:37 AM

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  1. sickfish

    sickfish Well-Known Member

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    If it gets clear I am trying tonight, weather says its going to be clear.
    Geminids were a bust clouds up here
     
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    I have had a nice run with 46P.
    Tracking with nearly daily views since Dec 6 through Eridanus, Cetus, and Taurus.
    Clouded over for the last two nights.
    25X100 bino view was very nice.
     
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    I still haven't got to see it yet :(
     
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    I was luck last weekend that I saw it at one of our state parks, Bortle 5 zone. At my home, a Bortle location, have not been able to see it. I have now been swamped in clouds since Wednesday and expect to be covered till next Wednesday.

    For those hunting, it should be about 4 degrees down, toward the East, from the Pleiades and about 2 degrees to the right (south) of Mag 4.3 star 37 Tau. If you look in 10X50 binoculars you should see it near the Pleiades.
     

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