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Mag 2 Comet in 2013?

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« on: June 13, 2011, 11:32:35 pm »

Found this article >>>  http://www.global-rent-a-scope.com/gras-monthly-heads-up/2011/6/9/coming-attraction-comet-c2011-l4-panstarrs.html  Would be nice if it did reach mag 2, seems like ages since we had a bright comet, we must be due one!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 07:52:33 am »

As I have seen it on the web, the orbit of comet C/2011L4 (PANSTARRS) is still being adjusted. But the most recent ephemeride provides the prospects of maximum +0.8 mag during sping 2013. Oh, wow, I'd be glad to see something brighter than 17P/Holmes!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 07:50:07 pm »

Nice article on sky & telescope about it, predictions are for mag +1.0...still a long way out but I cant help but feel a little excited by this already  Smiley

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/observingblog/123993449.html
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 12:23:16 am »

I'm excited by it too! This one has potential and we certainly are long overdue.  Would be good if it did deliver Smiley
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