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  1. A very short time-lapse of Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) passing through Ursa Major on the morning of January 20th 2016. https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidesimonetti/24503982965/in/datetaken/ 24x60 second exposures at 3200 ISO - one shot taken every two minutes. Captured with digiCamControl Guided with PHD Processed in Photoshop and compiled in Virtual Dub and Windows Movie Maker
  2. Here is the current brightest comet starting its retreat from Earth - imaged Friday night (29/30th Jan) - the ion tail is very faint now Compare it to when it was closest to Earth a couple of weeks back when the ion tail was brighter
  3. From the album: DSO, Nebula, Galaxies, Comets etc

    Comet (C/2013 US10) Catalina taken 14.01.16 using Canon 100D on SkyWatcher Star Adventurer - single 4 minute exposure at ISO 1600

    © Vicky050373

  4. Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) passing through Ursa Major on the morning of January 20th 2016. Processed with and without star trails. 24 x 1 minute exposures at 3200 ISO 11 x dark frames 7 x flat frames 21 x bias/offset frames Guided with PHD Processed in Maxim DL, Nebulosity, Deep Sky Stacker,and Photoshop
  5. You may have viewed comet Catalina in the first few days of 2016.. http://www.sciencealert.com/new-year-s-eve-is-the-only-chance-to-see-comet-catalina-in-your-lifetime Well I did look at it in January 2016 but I can still see it.. Its now in Perseus in the top left of the constellation which is now getting low in the West. Here is my visual observation Here is a finder map. 2013_US10.pdf This comet is thought to have been recently knocked out of a several million year orbit in the Oort cloud is now on an escape trajectory. This comet is moving in a plane that is at 60 degrees to the ecliptic and came hurtling in from the northern side, passing through the ecliptic in Jan 2004. It looped around the sun and crossed back into the northern hemisphere on 27 November 2015 and is heading off never to return. The web site below gives you some information and this suggests mag 11. It felt more like mag 13 to me but I think that was the low surface brightness or perhaps the fact it was low in the west? http://theskylive.com/c2013us10-info When you were younger and at the coast I am sure you played that game of watching a yacht/ship as far as you could out to sea with binoculars and kept saying "I can still see it" or maybe that was just me...Well Catalina the comet...I can still see it!! 2.5au 383 million kilometres! Mark
  6. From the album: DSO, Nebula, Galaxies, Comets etc

    Comet (C/2013 US10) Catalina taken 14.01.16 using Canon 100D on SkyWatcher Star Adventurer - single 4 minute exposure at ISO 1600 Light processing in PS Elements 11

    © Vicky050373

  7. Last year about this time, I was reeling over Comet Lovejoy and this time, though not as bright, I'm reeling over Comet Catalina! Here is a wide-field shot of the comet in the Canes Venatici region on the morning of January 12 at 5 a.m. in 20 degree weather. it was about 7th magnitude and still approaching perigee (January 17). Taken with a Nikon D-50, 9 subs, no darks or flats, processed in DSS. Notes: The comet is just off center to the left. You can see a hint of green and some tail as diatomic carbon interacts with the solar wind. As of January 12, 2016, the comet is magnitude 7 about 68 million miles away from Earth (.73 AU), hustling out of the solar system at about 103,000 mph, appearing to be moving toward the Great Bear (Alkaid is the bright star to the left). Perihelion was on November 15, 2015, at about 76 million miles from the sun (.82 AU). Perigee will take place on January 17, 2016 when the comet will be about 67 million miles away from earth. Cometary skies, Reggie
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