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I am fairly sure I can't see it with my bino's, just spent a bit of time night adapting and am reasonably sure I have the right area just to the right of Sagitta but no luck. If tomorrow is still clear I'll drag the scope out.

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Looks brighter again tonight - I'd say mag 7 or maybe even in the high 6's.

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just looks cloudy to me. hang on, that IS cloud :)

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I got it yesterday through my 15x70s for the first time. It really stood out just south of 9 Vulpeculae, and could be framed nicely with the coat hanger. I would put it down as brighter than mag 8. 7.5 sound closer.

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I got it yesterday through my 15x70s for the first time. It really stood out just south of 9 Vulpeculae, and could be framed nicely with the coat hanger. I would put it down as brighter than mag 8. 7.5 sound closer.

Big binoculars are great for Garrard at the moment - it's passing through some lovely star fields :)

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saw my first ever comet (this one) last night :)

looked quite diffuse through 250pds at 14mm UWA eyepiece - was way brighter than expected, was expecting more of pinpoint star!

Nice image Nick!

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it's supposed to be pretty clear(ish) tonight here so will have another look with the 16".

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Big binoculars are great for Garrard at the moment - it's passing through some lovely star fields :)

Absolutely! It is a great sight, but it was trumped (heavily) by my sighting of SN2011fe in M101. Still very nice to plot its track though. With any luck I will be turning my big scope at the comet next time round.

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Hoping to image it in frame with the Coathanger tonight. (Reckon it would still fit in frame tonight for a 80mm frac and 400D?)

Matt

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it will be closer to the coat hanger tomorrow evening

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So frustrating, I just can't pinpoint the coathanger in my scope. I have no problems finding it in the binos but not having much luck with it.

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it's easy - find delphinus, just left of Aquila. then up and right a bit are the brighter stars of Sagitta. put your finder on the right hand side of this constealltion (near the feathers of the arrow) and up/right a little more and the coathanger is to the right of the field.

the comet is currently just left and down a bit from the coathanger.

you'll notice, I am not too good with east west etc.

the above is in a corrected finder. yours maybe be the opposite way round if it's a straight one.

hope this helps and good luck!

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I'm hoping I get my short frac tomorrow and can then see it in the same field as the coathanger which I have never seen in my scope (only the finder!).

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Just came in from viewing comet - conditions are poor - background haze and only just visible against the glow. In low power in the same field as coathanger which is rather lovely!

andrew

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Well I give up, I probably grazed it a hundred times but I saw nada.

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the comet can be tricky in 6" of aperture but will be there

you'll get it eventually. it will be in the coathanger soon probably.

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I just couldn't find anything in my finderscope, I certainly couldn't see sagitta or delphius with the naked eye which made it hard to pinpoint. I could find them easy enough in the binos though. I don't know, trees are in my way now so I guess I'll try again the next clear night.

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Definitely don't give up Pibbles! I've got a 6" scope and incredibly light polluted skies and I can now find it easily. It was a bit tricky to track down at first mainly because I really didn't know what to be looking for. But now I do know I see it straight away.

Last night was probably the worst for light pollution I've had so far this year and it was still visible in my low power piece (24mm), it is now one of my must-see targets every time I go out, I love it!

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totally agree. don't give up! have a look at M32 and the comet will be about the same size and slightly more diffuse. if you have a go tonight the coathanger will be right next to it so find this and you should have it in your wide field eyepiece.

is your finder a straight or right angled version? make sure it's properly aligned of course.

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