So who else is planning on stargazing tonight?

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So who else is planning on stargazing tonight?

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Re: So who else is planning on stargazing tonight?

Unread post by NGC7000 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:49 pm

I am, Pete. But that big fat moon is going to cramp my style a bit.

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Re: So who else is planning on stargazing tonight?

Unread post by Pete » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:57 pm

Big fat moon? That's why God invented north :o
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Re: So who else is planning on stargazing tonight?

Unread post by TimW » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:06 pm

My scope is already set up in my yard. I'm looking to make a composite image of Comet Atlas as it continues to brighten over the coming weeks. If it survives perihelion, it's projected to get brighter than Venus.
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Re: So who else is planning on stargazing tonight?

Unread post by NGC7000 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:11 pm

Pete wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:57 pm
Big fat moon? That's why God invented north :o

Spoken like a true optimist. :lol:
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Re: So who else is planning on stargazing tonight?

Unread post by AstroGeek » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:27 pm

It appears that Comet Atlas might be falling apart. See the story on Space Weather.
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