Tag Archives: 2P/Encke

872 Comets Supposedly ‘Visible’ — All Telescopically; No Naked-Eye Anymore.

by Anura Guruge


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My new Excel spreadsheet that enables me to analyze the data.


The raw list from the MPC.
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I wanted a good handle on this. Yes, the MPC maintains a list, BUT it is hard to analyze. So, I used that data to create one of my SPECIAL Excel spreadsheets. Now I can slice & dice the data at my will.

The MPC list has 872 valid entries! That is a LOT.

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was the brightest — albeit based on a July 13, 2020, reading. Well, that is now way obsolete. The brightness of C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is NOW above ‘5’. It has to be ‘5’ or BELOW to be naked-eye visible. So, none of these 872 comets are naked-eye visible.

The next brightest, periodic, 2P/Encke, is at 10. That puts it even beyond binoculars.

So, a heads up. No point looking up. No naked-eye visible comets at present. SMILE.

That is why C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)  was so special.


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by Anura Guruge


Comet ISON Movie By NASA As It Approaches Sun And Is Getting Blasted By Solar Radiation. Comet Encke Visible Too.

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Related posts:
>> ISON may be daylight visible
>>Nov. 25, 2013.
>> To see ISON over N.H. … — Nov. 17, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
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Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.

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**** Check my ISON blog.


Click to access NASA's STEREO mission with the movie.

Click to ENLARGE. Comet ISON is the one ‘unlined’ in red. The smaller comet, further up, towards the middle, is periodic 2P/Encke. Earth and Mercury appear to be backwards because of how the camera is positioned in space. Check the 2 links below.

Click to access NASA’s STEREO mission to get more images and movie.

Click here to access ‘spaceweather.com’ for a good write-up.

Where To See ‘Comet ISON’, Encke, LINEAR X1 & Lovejoy Over New Hampshire During November 19 – 22, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> 4 comets in the sky — Nov. 11, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
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Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.

>> I make it to NASA — Nov. 4, 2013.

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Search on ‘Comet ISON’ on sidebar for other posts >>>>
**** Check my ISON blog.


We all got up at 4 a.m. to see Comet ISON and the others!

Us getting up that early, especially I, does not happen often.

I knew we were taking a chance. Weather forecasts don’t typically tell you cloud conditions for 4 a.m.

But we went up Prospect Mountain to Ridge Road — where in April we saw Pan-STARRS.

There were breaks in the cloud cover. We could clearly see the Big Dipper and Jupiter.

But the clouds (and possibly fog) was worst low down, by the horizon. So we were foiled. Thwarted.
It was cold too.

We might try again Saturday morning.

But, here is the MAP for New Hampshire for the Comets.
I hand ‘drew’ it for you in PowerPoint.


comet ISON November 19, 2013

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It is no great secret that I set out to OWN ‘Comet ISON’ when it came to books.

Well check this out. This is what Amazon showed if you did a search on ‘Comet ISON‘ (for books).

#1, #2 & #3.

Didn’t make me rich or famous BUT as achievements for a year go, this is far more satisfying, far reaching and fun that serving on some ‘going nowhere‘ town committee.

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Not Just ‘Comet ISON’, Now With Double Tail, But Three Other Major Comets In The Morning Sky, Lovejoy, Encke & LINEAR X1.

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Related posts:
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
>>
Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.

>> I make it to NASA — Nov. 4, 2013.

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Search on ‘Comet ISON’ on sidebar for other posts >>>>
**** Check my ISON blog.


From ‘Spaceweather.com‘.
Click to access original coverage.

Click to access original coverage at 'spaceweather.com'

Click to access original coverage at ‘spaceweather.com’


Click to access original coverage at 'spaceweather.com'.

Click to access original coverage at ‘spaceweather.com’.