Can you tell us what has been determined about the
influence of this comet?
Mark A. Holmes
--- Angie Biggerstaff <suninscorpio2@...
> NEW COMET: A new comet is emerging in the morninghttp://spaceweather.com/images2006/28feb06/skymap_north.gif
> sky. Comet Pojmanski has been brightening since its
> discovery in January and can now be found just east
> of Venus before sunrise. The best way to see the
> comet is through binoculars or a small telescope:
> It looks like a fuzzy 5th-magnitude star with a
> small tail.
> Visit http://Spaceweather.com for sky maps and more
> Ok, about comet Pojmanski orbit and the fixed stars
> he will cross in his way:
> According to
> he is very close to venus and stars dabih and giedihttp://www.astronomia.netfirms.com/map_6a1_5sfebr.jpg
> (Beta and delta of capricornius) around february 28.
> am counting this conjunction as both RA and
> declination, in the gif figure is saying algedi, but
> in Janus I got this is the position most closely to
> giedi. Another star of similar name Deneb Adige,
> declination of 45north, will be somewhat close in
> Dabih - venus saturn
> giedi - venus mars
> adige - venus mercury
> You can also see the comet crossing the constelation
> of capricorn (around 4 Aquarius in tropìcal zodiac)
> . He is traveling quickly towards north, so when hehttp://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/2006A1/2006A1.html
> cross Formahault (decl 29s) he will be 52n, and when
> he cross Scheat (d: 28n) he will be 54n, very far
> I think. The same is valid to Markab. They all be
> crossed if you are only concern with the projection
> the ecliptic.
> You can also see in
> that the comet already come near constelation of
> sagitarius, then crossed capricorn, and will go his
> way, but I am not sure about the correct name or
> of this constelations.
> The comet seens really venusian by this conjunctions
> with fixed stars and venus itself: but there is also
> the fact that he is growing in light fast, which for
> me is of the nature of venus:
> "Preliminary predictions indicated that the comet
> would dutifully brighten as it approached the Sun.
> perihelion, the most optimistic forecasts had Comet
> Pojmanski attaining a magnitude of +6.5 (generally
> considered the threshold of naked-eye visibility).
> The comet had other plans, however, and has been
> increasing in brightness at a much faster pace.
> On Feb. 7, Andrew Pearce, observing from Nedlands
> Western Australia, caught the comet already shining
> magnitude +6.4. "This comet appears to be
> rapidly," noted Mr. Pearce, adding that a faint tail
> was also becoming visible. Twelve days later, the
> comet had brightened nearly a full magnitude,
> according to Mr. Pearce, reaching +5.4. On February
> 20, Luis Mansilla at the Canopus Observatory in
> Rosario, Argentina was able to see the comet in 7x50
> binoculars despite interference from the Moon and
> near the horizon. He estimated its brightness at
> +5.3. "
> According to Ramesay's Astrologia Munda (thanks to
> Jacky for making this
> available to everyone) a Lunar eclipse in the 3rd
> face of Virgo brings
> deadly diseases. For comets he goes on to write that
> ~If a comet appears in
> the Ascendant of any town, Kingdom, City, Family, or
> in the Ascendant of the
> Revolution of the World, it signifies destruction of
> the things signified by
> the Ascendant and the sign thereof; and if it appear
> in the sign of the MC
> at the time of any of these it brings danger to such
> as are promoted to
> In Capricorn, war amongst Kings and Nobles, many
> calamities and misfortunes,
> contempt of Religion, bad winter weather and it also
> threatens Famine,
> Pestilence and the like.
> In Aquarius, wars and slaughters, death of some
> honourable and eminent
> Prince or Lady ins the Eastern Parts (Ramesay thinks
> it should be Western),
> war for a long time, Epidemical diseases, an
> obscuration of the air,
> Pestilence, death of both illustrious men as well as
> the common people.
> There's plenty going on in the world to choose from,
> (bird flu, Iraq, Sharon
> are some) perhaps what and where if only we knew
> where the comet would be on
> the 14th of March.
> Angie and Yuzuru
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