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Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) does a Comet Holmes!

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mikeyscope

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Just noticed on Spaceweather that Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) has exploded/disintegrated, gone from mag +14  to  +8.5

 

Dare say Nick H will be along at some point with details and updates.

 

 

More here...

 

http://remanzacco.bl...-x1-linear.html

 

 

What is it with comets these days, they always seem to wimp out ...come on comets ...man up!    hyenas.gif  


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michael.h.f.wilkinson

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Interesting development. Now all I need are clear skies

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nmoushon

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Thats an awesome find. Thanks for sharing.

What would cause it the explode like that? Especially since its heading away from the sun now and cooling down not heating up.


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bish

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Thanks for the heads up.


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250px dob
Celestron 15x70 bins
Helios 10x50 bins

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michael.h.f.wilkinson

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Thats an awesome find. Thanks for sharing.

What would cause it the explode like that? Especially since its heading away from the sun now and cooling down not heating up.

Holmes flared up at much larger distances from the sun. In this case something in the deeper layer may in fact still be getting warmer, as heat is conducted from the outside inwards, and pockets of material might suddenly erupt.


Scopes: Celestron GP-C8, APM 80mm F/6 Triplet APO, Lunt LS35THa B1200, SkyWatcher ST80, home-brew Alt-Az mount, 4.5" F/4.3 MiniDOB (for the kids)

EPs: Pentax XW 7mm and XW 10mm, Televue Delos 8mm, Naglers 12 mm,17mm, and 22mm T4, and 31mm T5, Vixen LVW 42mm, 2x MaxVision 24mm 68°, William Optics Zoom 7.5-22.5mm, William Optics 2" Dielectric diagonal, Orion Optics 2" 90° Amici prism Denkmeier filter-switch star diagonal with O-III, H-beta, UHC and moon filter

Imaging stuff: Meade S5K TeleXtender 2x and 3x, TeleVue PowerMate 2.5x, TeleVue TRF-2008 0.8x reducer/flattener, ZW-Optical ASI130MM and ASI120MC, The Imaging Source DMK 21AU618.AS, Brightstar filter wheel, LRGB+IR filter set, modded Canon EOS 450D.

Bins: Helios Apollo 15x70 HD, TS 15x70 (repaired, for kids), Bresser 10x50, home-made P-mount Mk-III

Observation summary: Messier: 110/110, Caldwell: 97/109, RASC Finest NGCs: 93/110, Herschel: 306/400, Brightest Planetaries: 60/100, Planets: Mercury to Neptune (inclusive), Minor planets: 2, Lunar: 55/100, Comets: 12, Supernovas: 9, Novas: 1, Quasars: 3





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