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Author Topic:   Nice comet - act fast
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From: Snyder, Texas, USA
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Message 1 of 3 (106711)
05-09-2004 12:05 AM

Comet NEAT C/2001 Q4 is naked-eye visible for the next few days from darkish locations - not downtown Houston, though. It's very nice in binoculars.
http://www.spaceweather.com/ has finder charts.

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Message 2 of 3 (106715)
05-09-2004 12:30 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Coragyps
05-09-2004 12:05 AM

I am going out with a set of binoculars on he next clear sky day. I was going to take it in tonight but we have overcast and are calling for snow.{again Dammit!}Is anybody going to take photos of it?

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Message 3 of 3 (106944)
05-09-2004 11:55 PM

I just looked at the comet. NEAT is a rather pretty object even from suburban skies on a poor-quality day with a TV tower's lights interfering. I hope I can get to a dark-sky site before it fades out.

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