The "New Year" Comet on 10 Feb 2017

Alright, this is for sharing of your observation experience. Or, if you are arranging gatherings, star-gazing expeditions or just want some company to go observing together, you can shout it out here.
Post Reply
User avatar
Airconvent
Super Moderator
Posts: 5669
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:49 pm
Location: United Federation of the Planets

The "New Year" Comet on 10 Feb 2017

Post by Airconvent »

Gavin and comet hunters,
Another one for start of 2017!

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a ... pse-comet/
The Boldly Go Where No Meade Has Gone Before
Captain, RSS Enterprise NCC1701R
United Federation of the Planets

User avatar
Airconvent
Super Moderator
Posts: 5669
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:49 pm
Location: United Federation of the Planets

Re: The "New Year" Comet on 10 Feb 2017

Post by Airconvent »

The Boldly Go Where No Meade Has Gone Before
Captain, RSS Enterprise NCC1701R
United Federation of the Planets

User avatar
Mibmom
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Favourite scope: Celestron Nexstar 6SE
Location: Pasir Ris

Re: The "New Year" Comet on 10 Feb 2017

Post by Mibmom »

Noob question. How can we see it?
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
~ Serenity

User avatar
Airconvent
Super Moderator
Posts: 5669
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:49 pm
Location: United Federation of the Planets

Re: The "New Year" Comet on 10 Feb 2017

Post by Airconvent »

Hi Mibmom,
Using any star app (google sky is free!), locate the constellation Hercules.
Then using a bino, scan the area for a blurred green patch or fuzz ball. It may be very dim though and in Singapore, watch out for clouds too.

More info sources..
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/0/ho ... t-tonight/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_ho_cqrUOA
The Boldly Go Where No Meade Has Gone Before
Captain, RSS Enterprise NCC1701R
United Federation of the Planets

User avatar
Mibmom
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Favourite scope: Celestron Nexstar 6SE
Location: Pasir Ris

Re: The "New Year" Comet on 10 Feb 2017

Post by Mibmom »

Thanks Airconvent,
Tried early this morning.
Could not see it.
I will try again with the goto early tomorrow morning.
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
~ Serenity

Post Reply