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Comet McNaught visible to unaided eye at sunrise/sunset- (SkyTonight article)

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Planet hunting seems a lot like stardusting. S@H and Astronomical League's Terry Mann (also one of our dusters) mentioned on page 2.

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Comet McNaught pictures

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The view of the comet here at Space Sciences Laboratory was truly spectactular. I'm sure it put on a special screening just for us since it knew we would appreciate it.

Ken Tatebe (two doors down the hall) took some AWESOME photos of Comet McNaught using his digital camera and a very high quality zoom lens.

It really puts things in perspective doesn't it?

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Very cool pictures! I tried to see it, but we had nothing but overcast mornings and evenings (days too) in wintery Indiana.
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Yeah, cool pictures! Had the luck to watch it here one times (during a wonderful sunset) - after a week of rain and twice clouds just only around the horizon.

But it presents the real show only now in the southern hemisphere:
http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/inde ... topic=3773

According to spaceweather.com, the tail extends so far that it can actually be seen from the northern hemisphere after sunset in dark skies: http://www.spaceweather.com/ (What's Up in Space -- 19 Jan 2007)

Gorgeous!!!

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Hello everyone,

I haven't posted for a while - too busy stardusting, but had to drop a line about the comet. This is the 3rd evening that has been clear enough to observe it and believe me it's been putting on a stunning show here in Johannesburg! My only regret is that I don't have the equipment to photograph it :( .
I wish my friend, Nikita was here to see it - sorry you missed out, Nikita - will chat to you soon
Happy dusting everyone
Michelle
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I can also inform the northerners that not only do the southerners like Michelle get a great view, they have nice warm weather to see it in as well! {{{sigh}}} There will be others!
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Well, it seems our European and African dusters get the good stuff again! Here's info on the next great event:
lunar eclipse
Enjoy!
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Oh yes. But problem is extremly bad wheater here in Slovenia.

However Amricans will also have total eclipe in 28th August.
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/O ... 8-Fig3.GIF

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This story is related to SETI, and could come in handy if someone steals your laptop:

http://www.pe.com/ap_news/California/CA ... 222C.shtml

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Lunar Eclipse Report

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Just minutes ago the clouds cleared a little and the moon was coming out of the earth's shadow. There was a bright crescent on lower side and a little lower left. We had those snow clouds and you could not see anything until now. 7:25 EST. pretty

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In Slovenia we enjoy in total eclipse.

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The weather here was gracious enough this time to clear up just before it began. It was nice, during the full eclipse we saw him shining like an embers amidst impressive canopy of stars.

It would be cool to have once someone on the Moon to deliver pictures from the other side.

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Some news about the eclipse. Does anybody has more photos?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3033063/

Star Gazers Stunned By Lunar Eclipse
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