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Lots of comets on view... apparently

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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #73396 by Seanie_Morris
I was just checking up on heavens above (and on Neill's October Sky Guide... ;)) to see what's of interest on its site, and they have the following comets listed:
C/2008 A1 McNaught | 85P Boethin | 205P Giacobini | C/2008 J2 Beshore | C/2006 OF2 Broughton | C/2007 N3 Lulin | 19P Borrelly

Most are around mag +10 or +11, quite faint (and one useless to irish astronomers at the moment, McNaught). Has anyone tried looking them up in the night sky recently?

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8 years 6 months ago #73406 by Frank Ryan
No, but I'd like to try and see a few.
I wonder what is the limit of the mag I could see through the
5'' etx in a dark site like the Burren?

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8 years 6 months ago #73433 by Seanie_Morris
Barberskum wrote:

I wonder what is the limit of the mag I could see through the
5'' etx in a dark site like the Burren?


There's a project for you Frank, let me know what your results are! ;)

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