From: TerryMosel@aol.com Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 14:25:45 EST Subject: Two comets, one in SOHO Hi all, Two nice comets are now visible, one however only in SOHO! Comet Kudo-Fujikwawa is in the field of the SOHO C3 'coronagraph' imaging, and shows nicely: See: http://lasco-www.nrl.navy.mil http://lasco-www.nrl.navy.mil/rtmovies.html http://lasco-www.nrl.navy.mil/javagif/java_movie5.html http://lasco-www.nrl.navy.mil/cgi-bin/js_movie.cgi?sgf+c3+10+50 for various levels of images. Also see it via www.heavens-above.com. Comet NEAT is now developing nicely: the BAA says it's '5th magnitude' but I esimated it at about 5m.6 at 19.05 this evening in 10x50 & 30x80 binocs, with a tail of about 1.5 degrees. It should brighten further, becoming an easy NE object before it disappears in mid-Feb. Get your views before the Moon comes back into the evening sky. It's just about to pass South of the right-hand edge of the Square of Pegasus over the next few days. And the ISS will be starting another series of evening passes from Ireland in a day or so: details from: www.heavens-above.com Good Luck, Terry Moseley.
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