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anyone else see the comet this evening


sunnystaines

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very big and bright, only a short tail, no telescope req'd. best one i have ever seen, may be around for a few days.

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Aitchbee

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Yes, I think I caught a glimpse of it, from the bus, in a crystal-clear blue sky.

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sunnystaines

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it was only just after dusk at about 5.20pm when we saw it, out before any stars became visible. took a pic on the smartphone but you have to magnify it too see it proper but then it blurs a bit.

not got an SLR otherwise could have had a good pic.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Didn't think it would be visible to the naked eye in about a weeks time - pre dawn (early morning) in the Eastern skies.

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sunnystaines

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

that is what i thought too, till last night unless it was an ufo

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morddwyd

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Are you sure?

All the sources I have read say that it is only visible in the morning, just before dawn.

That;s when I saw it on the 22nd

click here

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/16/speakers-corner/4264410/look-out--here-comes-ison--from-december-/

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Quickbeam

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There was a Horizon special on last night that's worth looking at on the iPlayer.

What I don't get is that some of these comets have been flying around for 4 billion years plus, and are about 25km in diameter, but if that's the case, how is any of them left with the matter that comes off in the tail over that great time?

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lotvic

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Perhaps at the front they collect matter that they've collided into?

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Quickbeam

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...so in fact, a 4 billion year old comet is only as original as Trigger's sweeping brush?

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BT

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It was actually Arkwright who had the 'Original' never ending brush.

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sunnystaines

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if it was not the comet what was it? too big for a star very intense brightness, magnified it to max on the laptop the blurred pixels had a light yellow in the centre and a slight pink to bottom right.

looking out to the english channel it was slightly to the west at 5.20pm heading east or north east. too cloudy tonight to see if its back.

did not think at the time should have used google nght sky to check. surprised nothing else reported everyone was looking up at it and it was around for ages.

perhaps it came early for dr who anniv

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