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RE: [comets-ml] Comet 177P Barnard – I imaged it s o why couldn’t I see it?

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  • Joe
    Hi, Seen Barnard tonight through 31” f7 looked like a diffuse nebula, under half the size of M13. Having a hard time picking it out with binoculars almost
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      Hi,

      Seen Barnard tonight through 31� f7 looked like a diffuse nebula, under half
      the size of M13. Having a hard time picking it out with binoculars almost
      like a contrast change more than a faint fuzzy. This one is tough to pin
      down through binoculars.

      Thanks

      Joe



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      From: comets-ml@yahoogroups.com [mailto:comets-ml@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Dennis Persyk
      Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 7:34 PM
      To: comets-ml@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [comets-ml] Comet 177P Barnard � I imaged it so why couldn�t I see
      it?



      Comet 177P Barnard is currently magnitude 8.4. I imaged it last
      night and thought I'd visually observe it and post an "eyepiece
      view" image beside the camera image. But as carefully as I searched
      the sky with my 14-inch SCT I could not see it!

      Now I can assuredly see magnitude 8.4 stars with my 14-inch scope
      from my VLM 5.6 site, so why couldn't I see the comet? The camera
      of course saw it with ease on the six-inch astrograph.

      Images and simulated eyepiece view of the invisible comet at
      HYPERLINK
      "http://home.att.net/~dpersyk/new.htm"http://home.-att.net/~-dpersyk/new.-ht
      m

      I'd appreciate comments on the why I can't see a magnitude 8.4 comet
      with my scope! Help! Please check out my site for details � they are
      all there � and let me know what went wrong.

      Thank you for visiting my site.

      Clear skies,

      Dennis Persyk
      Igloo Observatory Home Page HYPERLINK
      "http://dpersyk.home.att.net"http://dpersyk.-home.att.-net
      Hampshire, IL




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