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C/2009 R1 McNaught - June 2010

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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2010, 03:53:29 pm »

Well done Roman!!, congrats on catching R1  Smiley

I'm hoping to make my first sighting of the comet any night now, it has just climbed high enough here to hunt down from the back garden, darn street light is on the comet though!.

Sounds like you had a great session. Keep us informed about how your'e getting on. R1 must be close to 7t mag now if it's still brightening at the current rate.

Here's a nice image from Michael Jager



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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2010, 09:36:30 pm »

Thanks for the update Martin! Smiley

I look forward to (hopefully!) seeing the comet soon...   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2010, 09:45:53 pm »

That's a dead ringer for Comet Swan of October 2006!

I have a good view in the right direction circa 0400hrs, and a promise of a clear sky, so I'll have a go at this. Tonight would be my candidate for first NLC sighting of the season too. And I'm not at work tomorrow Smiley

Good luck all.

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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2010, 10:06:14 pm »

Both sound good to me Paul  Smiley - I was thinking the same thing.

02.30-03.00 would be a good time for R1, sky is too bright after that. Best of luck.
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2010, 10:20:31 pm »

Wow, it is already reported to be between 6.5-7.0 magnitude!  Smiley I need to see it as soon as possible!

BTW, please pay attention for this website www.observatorij.org/cobs/, which is a recently created database of visual comet observations.
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2010, 10:46:54 pm »

Pete Lawrence reported this morning the comet is just about naked eye brightness now...
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2010, 10:56:43 pm »

Can't resist to post another link to Michael Jäger's image (of Jun.06)
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2010, 11:16:37 pm »

Wow - Michael's image is awesome! - thanks for posting Roman  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2010, 01:04:28 am »

Pete Lawrence reported this morning the comet is just about naked eye brightness now...

LOL - just been watching him on The Sky at Night talking about it & the possibility of it brightening to around the ~mag 4 mark!
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« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2010, 01:32:28 am »

Another wow... I'm just back home from observing it - very nice! It was my first good observation of R1 McNaught. Although at 20 in twilight, it was easily visible in 22x32 binos. Had used to underestimate its brightness because it is well condensed. Tonight it was situated less than 2 apart from gamma Andromedae... not just easy to find - it's evident!  Smiley

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C/2009 R1 (McNaught) :
2010 Jun 06.99 UT: m1=5.0, dia.=&2', DC=7, no tail, 20x90B (R.Kostenko, Poltava, Ukraine)
[astronomical twilight, altitude 21, good transparency, Bortle class 5/6]

ICQ format:
IIIYYYYMnL YYYY MM DD.DD eM mm.m:r AAA.ATF/xxxx &dd.ddnDC &t.ttmANG ICQ XX*OBSXX
   2009R1  2010 06 06.99  S  5.0 TJ  9.0B 5  20 & 2    7            ICQ XX KOS05


Comments:
Well condensed, with stellar condensation.
Easily visible through 3.2cm binoculars, not visible to naked eye.
ML=10.6m (9.0B, twilight)
Local time 02:30-02:55 EEST.
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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2010, 02:42:35 pm »

Excellent Roman!, it's technically a naked eye object now - sky is expected to clear tonight so I can't wait to get out and have a look. Check out the amazing new images of R1 on Spaceweather today.
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« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2010, 08:59:30 pm »

Nice reports there lads, me too I'm hoping to get out tonight in a few hours to have a look at this fella, hopefully the weather will be favourable.....

Keith...
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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2010, 09:02:19 pm »

Hoping to get a look at him tonight Keith if this cloud clears, would be cool to get R1 and NLCs in the same season. Best of luck.
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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2010, 10:18:42 pm »

You too Martin, it's clearing here in Cavan now, hopefully it will stay that way, I've set the alarm for 1:45...

and maybe get a shot of R1 & an NLC together!

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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2010, 11:00:57 pm »

A quick finder chart for June 10 - 20.


P.S. Red dot is the place where I had observed it last time.
Ufortunately, I'm too busy now and can't use each clear morning Sad
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