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Comet Watching

Started by dbrokof, 12/27/2004 02:44PM
Posted 12/27/2004 02:44PM Opening Post
Hi all, I’ve been observing comet Machholz since early this month and have to say that it’s getting quite a bit brighter. If I remember right the predicted brightest magnitude of this comet is around 3.1. Has anyone else been keeping an eye on this comet? How about any other comets?

David

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Posted 12/27/2004 02:58PM #1
The 24th it was quite bright and large, but I could not see the tail. The Moon was full and that did not help.
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Posted 12/28/2004 08:47AM #2
Hello David -
I'm with you !!Been watching Machholz with my bino, 4" Refractor, and 12" Schmidt. Future Comets? C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) 8 Mag, and C/2004 V13 (SWAN) 9 Mag will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere. There are several other comets in the 10-12 mag for the bigger scopes. Gota give a "thumbs up" for the amateurs! Keep looking - Bradfield and Machholz !!!!!!!!!!!!!