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New comet C/2012 C2 Bruenjes - charts

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New comet C/2012 C2 Bruenjes - charts

Posted by Graham Relf at 15:30 on 2012 Feb 18

Charts are now available at http://britastro.org/computing/charts_comet.html

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Posted by Graham Relf at 12:20 on 2012 Feb 20

The comet does seem to be easily photographable - if only the weather will cooperate. I managed to get it on Saturday (18th) with a stack of just 4 frames, 30s each at ISO 6400 (Canon 5D2 + 10" Newt f/4.8) before the clouds blocked it again. With so few frames the result is too noisy to be worth showing but the comet was clearly there with characteristic green glow.

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Posted by Graham Relf at 16:53 on 2012 Feb 24

It looks like it might be clear tonight (Feb 24) here in the North Pennines so I am hoping to photograph the comet properly. Finder info is here: charts.

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Posted by Nick James at 22:46 on 2012 Feb 25

Graham,It looks as if this comet was discovered in outburst since it subsequently faded rapidly. Did you manage to get it?Nick.

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Posted by Graham Relf at 09:35 on 2012 Feb 26

Yes, despite photographing through a thin veil of cloud. Not exactly spectacular though.