Comet 8P/Tuttle

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adrenalynn

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Comet 8P/Tuttle is recoverable in good condition most of the evening from 38deg 40'<br /><br />Just barely visible from the 5" scope under magnitude 4.7 skies, my initial guess-timate is about a magnitude 9ish. The 12" scope shows a tiny fuzzball in the 25mm nagler, but won't reliably resolve it at 12mm.<br /><br />A single 25 sec exposure @ ISO 3200 from the 5" scope showed an immediately obvious blue-green fuzzball, even on the back of the camera screen. I'm stacking images - if I have anything, I'll post to amazing images later.<br /><br />So those of you with 5"+ scopes, get out there and find Tuttle and report back! The blush is off of Holmes - it's time for a new comet!<br /><br />This comet is a super-fast mover through the sky. If you don't have computer tracking, don't leave it alone for more than a few minutes or you'll be hunting it down again. <br /><br />It's moving from Cepheus into Cassiopeia (crosses the "official" constellation boundary on the evening of the 19th.<br /><br />I can post a chart if you give me your approximate lat/lon or your city. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>.</p><p><font size="3">bipartisan</font>  (<span style="color:blue" class="pointer"><span class="pron"><font face="Lucida Sans Unicode" size="2">bī-pär'tĭ-zən, -sən</font></span></span>) [Adj.]  Maintaining the ability to blame republications when your stimulus plan proves to be a devastating failure.</p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000"><font color="#ff0000">IMPE</font><font color="#c0c0c0">ACH</font> <font color="#0000ff"><font color="#c0c0c0">O</font>BAMA</font>!</font></strong></p> </div>
 
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New Orleans and Fort Worth<br /><br />So what does the chart look like? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="2" color="#14ea50"><strong><font size="1">We are born.  We live.  We experiment.  We rot.  We die.  and the whole process starts all over again!  Imagine That!</font><br /><br /><br /><img id="6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264" style="width:176px;height:247px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/4/6e5c6b4c-0657-47dd-9476-1fbb47938264.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="276" height="440" /><br /></strong></font> </div>
 
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