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  1. Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd last night, image details on the image. Clear skies Matt
  2. Taken last night, comet 78P Gehrels, Mag 11.7 Size 3.0' Motion detected over 30mins.
  3. yes in dss it will stack it twice overlaying the stacked star image over the stacked comet image.
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    excellent, ca i ask what you used to make and publish the movie? ive been blinking images in astrometrica but there is no way of publishing them from there? thanks matt
  5. Hello, I took some images of minor planets last night, spaced half an hour. I used astrometrica to blink the images and can confirm them by their motion. What's the best way of publishing this to the web? Astrometrica does an amazing job of normalizing the backgrounds and aligning if the subs are slightly out. Thanks for you help
  6. Taken last night, early and quite low but wanted to capture in the short spell of clear weather. image details on image.
  7. Apolgies, was meant for post in imaging section. Now posted there. Pls ignore/delete.
  8. Taken early friday morning from our yorkshire wolds observatory. had major computer issues quickly followed by sense of humour failure after sleeping on the obs floor to have a chance at this shot. would have liked to have made an attempt at longer subs when the moon got below the horizon. Many thanks to edd peacock for recovering the data from the broken hard disk drive. clear skies matt
  9. Image taken from our Yorkshire wolds observatory, image details on sub. would have liked to try longer subs but had a massive computer failure, along with a sense of humour failure after sleeping on the obs floor to get this shot then it all crashing. many thanks to edd peacock for recovering the data i had from the broken hard drive. clear skies matt
  10. more observations have been added at the minor planetary center, latest orbit calculations for C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS). From MPC C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) T 2013 Feb. 5.8937 TT MPC q 0.337628 (2000.0) P Q Peri. 331.2931 +0.5575233 -0.2221664 Node 67.5247 +0.8246312 +0.2592388 e 1.0 Incl. 59.9548 -0.0956615 +0.9399135 From 60 observations 2011 May 24-June 11. Date UT R.A. (J2000) Decl. Delta r El. Ph. m1 h m s 2013 02 05 000000 22 33 41.4 -19 10 15 1.033 0.339 19.1 72.6 0.9 2013 02 06 000000 22 39 05.2 -16 54 21 1.014 0.338 19.4 75.6 0.8 still very early days and likely to change of course but looking like a healthy naked eye comet if ti behaves! matt
  11. has anyone come across any further news on the orbit, would have thought that a lot more measurement would have been undertaken these last few days, allowing much better orbital data to be calculated?
  12. Very early days for this new discovery, as usual there is great hype. Hopefully it will live up to or exceed expectations. Matt Further info:* Minor Planet Center*just issued a circular about new comet discovered by*Pan-STARRS survey.*Comet was designated as C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) and it may be a very bright comet on 2013!*The orbit is not accurate, but it’s already clear that the new comet have closer perihelion* than the comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) – about 0.36 AU. The comet could reach magnitude 1-2 in April 2013. By the rough*forecast, C/2011 L4 can*be the Great Comet, and reach 0 magnitude or brighter.*In March 2013, C/2011 L4 will be about 1 AU*from the Earth.*This is in 4 times distant than the comet Elenin.
  13. AuroraWatch UK amber alert, 2011-05-29 16:00:01UT. some interesting data on the magnetometer Welcome to AuroraWatch UK the third alert in 3 days after a good few years without any alerts at all. things seem to be hotting up
  14. Does any1 subscribe to this: The Astronomer Magazine looks like might b a bit less beginnerish than sky at night and astronomy now? Thoughts?
  15. Hello, im having problems getting the eqmod software to talk to phd and skytools pro at the same time, it will happily do one or the other but not both (which i need for slewing to targets and guiding) ive had a search around but havent found any answers. i have tried starrynight but still it doesnt seem to want to play. suggestions welcome cheers matt
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