No comet this morning

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No comet this morning
Posted by Kevin Bozard on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:28 AM

I was out this morning with my 20x80 binoculars and couldn't locate ISON. I was tempted to drag out the 8" Dob, but it was cold and very windy here this morning. I couldn't even locate Lovejoy with the wind blowing, the binoculars shaking, and my teeth chattering as well. Chilled to the bone, I was kind of glad when the sky began to brighten. Hot coffee was waiting inside! Coffee


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Posted by Poppa Chris on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:27 AM

I feel your pain, Kevin. 

I've been out at 5:30AM every morning for a week (clouds permitting) hunting for ISON with my 15 x 70's. 

No Joy... Sad

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:40 PM

I was able to view Comet Lovejoy again this morning using a 10x50 binocular.

Dave Mitsky

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Posted by leo731 on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 3:17 PM

A real good try Kevin!  Glad Dave has seen Lovejoy.  Nothing to see here with clouds roaming around and very heavy dewas well.  Our temperature has been 90 in the day time and 48 at night.


A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.

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