Re: Comet C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS


Roy Diffrient
 

Um, Kent, the comet I mentioned was C/2014 E2 Jacques, a new one in Puppis at mag 9.8.  Sky Tools says Jacques is larger (6.3’) than C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (2.4’ at mag 9.5), so Jacques will probably be a bit less obvious (but it’s getting brighter), however should still be easy.  In a few nights when the moon gets out of the way, both comets should be very nice at about 9 PM, but in nearly opposite azimuth directions.
 
Roy
 
 
 

From: kent@...
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:17 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Comet C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS
 


This is an easy comet. It's quite easy in my 14" from Va Beach skies even with the full moon up. Look high in Bootes for the 9.8 magnitude comet. Thanks Roy Differient for alerting me to it. Kent Blackwell

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