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2 comets for 2013 ? COMET ISON "ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EVENT" and Comet Pan-STARRS
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2 comets for 2013 ? COMET ISON "ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EVENT" and Comet Pan-STARRS
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Is a major comet heading our way?
We could be in for a real treat. The recently discovered Comet ISON could be that once in a life time event, a comet brighter then the Moon. We should know one way or the other by late next year.



A new comet has been discovered that is predicted to blaze incredibly brilliantly in the skies during late 2013. With a perihelion passage of less than two million kilometres from the Sun on 28 November 2013, current predictions are of an object that will dazzle the eye at up to magnitude —16. That's far brighter than the full Moon. If predictions hold true then C/2012 S1 will certainly be one of the greatest comets in human history, far outshining the memorable Comet Hale-Bopp of 1997 and very likely to outdo the long-awaited Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) which is set to stun in March 2013.
The new comet, named C/2012 S1 (ISON) was found by the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) in Russia on 21 September when astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok captured it on CCD images taken through a 0.4-metre reflector. Its near-parabolic orbit suggests that it has arrived fresh from the Oort Cloud, a vast zone of icy objects orbiting the Sun, pristine remnants of the formation of the Solar System.

http://www.discovery-enterprise.com/

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COMET C/2012 S1 (ISON)
Recently spotted comet may provide once-in-a-lifetime show
Will come within 1.4 million kilometers of the surface of the Sun.

In late September, astronomers using a telescope in Russia spotted a new comet, now going by the name of C/2012 S1 (ISON). It's currently not visible without some fairly high-end hardware, but the preliminary calculations of its trajectory suggest that it's likely to pass close to both the Earth and Sun about a year from now, a path that has the potential to provide a once-in-a-lifetime show.

According to a number of articles that appeared at about the same time, the comet's orbit is taking it nearly directly at the Sun, and will get within 1.4 million kilometers of the Sun's surface in November of next year, which should provide a lot of heat to melt the surface and expel gas from the comet. By January, it will be about 60 million kilometers from Earth.

That combination could, according to some estimates, leave the comet looking brighter than the full Moon, and could make it the brightest comet on record. But the actual brightness will depend heavily on details like the comet's composition and how much of its material gets ejected once it heats up. There have been some hotly anticipated comets that didn't live up to expectations, and a few that have turned out to be pleasant surprises. But if ISON is anywhere close to some of the higher estimates, we'll be in for quite a show.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/r...time-show/

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Comet Pan-STARRS: Still on Track
The inbound comet C/2011 L4, discovered last June, has been brightening steadily the past few months. At this rate, it could become a pretty bauble in post-sunset skies next March.

The hearts of comet-watchers are beating a little faster these days. That's because Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) continues its inward drive toward the Sun and, based on the most recent observations, remains on track for a fine showing in northern skies next March. All indications point to a peak magnitude of anywhere from +1 to -1 — bright enough to deliver the best northern-sky performance since Comet Holmes's unexpected splash in 2007.

The discovery sequence for Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4), showing the 19th-magnitude object's motion against background stars from 9:20 to 10:23 Universal Time on June 6, 2011
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Now, to quote all those stock-market come-ons, "Past performance is no guarantee of future results." As I mentioned last June, this interloper was only 19th magnitude when spotted by the 1.8-m robotic Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) atop Haleakala in Hawaii. Here we are 10 months later, and it's barely inside Jupiter's orbit — still a whopping 5 astronomical units from the Sun and no more than a 14th-magnitude blip on the celestial radar screen.

But the comet brightened by a whole magnitude during March, exceeding expectations. From his site in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, veteran observer Alan Hale spotted it visually on March 30th with a 16-inch (41-cm) reflector. "It's small and quite condensed," he reports, "and despite its faintness is not especially difficult to see."

Based on the trend to date, both the IAU's Minor Planet Center and JPL's Horizons system predict that perihelion will occur next March 10th or 11th. By then the comet will be inside Mercury's orbit and close to magnitude 0 in brightness.

So how might that look from here? First, note that perihelion occurs on the far side of the Sun from both Mercury itself (thus no chance for Messenger to spot it) and from Earth. For much of 2012, Comet Pan-STARRS lollygags in Scorpius and Libra, then it dives a bit south at year's end before making a beeline into northern skies.

Throughout all of this, those of you below the equator will have the comet to yourselves. But it should finally burst on the scene for northern skygazers about March 10th — right at perihelion — again favoring those of you at low latitudes (Costa Rica, anyone?). Unfortunately, when brightest, C/2011 L4 will appear only 15° from the Sun.

So will you be able to spot it using just your eyeballs? Opinions vary. For sure you'll need a vantage with an unobstructed view toward west. According to comet chronicler Gary Kronk, "It could be a challenge to see with the naked eye, although observations using binoculars and telescopes will certainly be possible." Long-time observer John Bortle agrees: "At the moment I don't see Comet Pan-STARRS becoming strikingly evident in the evening twilight for the great majority of observers."

Hale is more optimistic: "On March 13th — three days after perihelion — the comet will be almost due east of the Sun and, from my latitude at least, sets over an hour after sunset, around the end of civil twilight. From my experience, a comet near magnitude 0.5 that sets an hour after sunset should be pretty easy to spot naked-eye. The background sky will still be fairly bright, of course, but if there is any significant tail development, we should be able to see a few degrees of it."

My take is: "Let's be cautious, with fingers crossed." Perhaps we'll see something akin to how Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) appeared as it skirted the western horizon at dusk five years ago. I could see it if I knew where to look and, more importantly, when to look — not too soon after sunset.

In any case, you can count on us to keep you up to date about Comet Pan-STARRS.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing...66535.html

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And all these rare long period comets have now become the recent norm....and they all come from the same trajectory.....how interesting...

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It's time to buy some Nike sneakers and cut your balls off.
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Ohio Dude  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:17 PM)
It's time to buy some Nike sneakers and cut your balls off.

Is that what you guys do in Ohio? doomed

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hope of finally fulfilling mythological prophecy which has consistently
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Lunatic Outpatient News (LOPN) ― In a long-predicted move that
is sure to surprise no one, and in a distinctly deluded fashion which
honors over 2000 years of reality denied in favor of fantasy believed,
the devoted followers of imminent Doom ― DoomSheeple ― in the
hope of finally fulfilling mythological prophecy which has consistently
failed for over two millenia, today began their rationalized transition
from the past twelve months of FUKU doomsterbation to the
next twelve months of MAYAN doomsterbation.


DoomSheeple Kick The Can Down The Road
And Swap 2012 Mayan Doom
For 2013 Comet Doom



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Lunatic Outpatient News (LOPN) ― In a long-predicted move that
is sure to surprise no one, and in a distinctly deluded fashion which
honors over 2000 years of reality denied in favor of fantasy believed,
the devoted followers of imminent Doom ― DoomSheeple ― in the
hope of finally fulfilling mythological prophecy which has consistently
failed for over two millenia, today began their rationalized transition
from the past twelve months of MAYAN doomsterbation to the
next twelve months of COMET doomsterbation.



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RE: 2 comets for 2013 ? COMET ISON "ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EVENT" and Comet Pan-STARRS
A. R. K.  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:11 PM)
And all these rare long period comets have now become the recent norm....and they all come from the same trajectory.....how interesting...
What are you thinking A.R.K.?
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:25 PM)
A. R. K.  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:11 PM)
And all these rare long period comets have now become the recent norm....and they all come from the same trajectory.....how interesting...
What are you thinking A.R.K.?
Wish I could find the youtube that showed it....

You know how in a parade, there's a bunch of smaller floats before the big one? That's what I'm thinking.

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CooterBrown  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:23 PM)

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Lunatic Outpatient News (LOPN) ― In a long-predicted move that
is sure to surprise no one, and in a distinctly deluded fashion which
honors over 2000 years of reality denied in favor of fantasy believed,
the devoted followers of imminent Doom ― DoomSheeple ― in the
hope of finally fulfilling mythological prophecy which has consistently
failed for over two millenia, today began their rationalized transition
from the past twelve months of GOM doomsterbation to the
next twelve months of FUKU doomsterbation.


DoomSheeple Kick The Can Down The Road
And Swap 2011 Fuku Doom
For 2012 Mayan Doom



[Image: 593B_507C472E.jpg]


Lunatic Outpatient News (LOPN) ― In a long-predicted move that
is sure to surprise no one, and in a distinctly deluded fashion which
honors over 2000 years of reality denied in favor of fantasy believed,
the devoted followers of imminent Doom ― DoomSheeple ― in the
hope of finally fulfilling mythological prophecy which has consistently
failed for over two millenia, today began their rationalized transition
from the past twelve months of FUKU doomsterbation to the
next twelve months of MAYAN doomsterbation.


DoomSheeple Kick The Can Down The Road
And Swap 2012 Mayan Doom
For 2013 Comet Doom



[Image: 652F_507C4743.jpg]


Lunatic Outpatient News (LOPN) ― In a long-predicted move that
is sure to surprise no one, and in a distinctly deluded fashion which
honors over 2000 years of reality denied in favor of fantasy believed,
the devoted followers of imminent Doom ― DoomSheeple ― in the
hope of finally fulfilling mythological prophecy which has consistently
failed for over two millenia, today began their rationalized transition
from the past twelve months of MAYAN doomsterbation to the
next twelve months of COMET doomsterbation.



Jptdknpa

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Ah Cooter...the resident nay-sayer...how grows your garden these days?

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RE: 2 comets for 2013 ? COMET ISON "ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EVENT" and Comet Pan-STARRS
A. R. K.  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:35 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:25 PM)
A. R. K.  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:11 PM)
And all these rare long period comets have now become the recent norm....and they all come from the same trajectory.....how interesting...
What are you thinking A.R.K.?
Wish I could find the youtube that showed it....

You know how in a parade, there's a bunch of smaller floats before the big one? That's what I'm thinking.

I thought so, just a hunch but yes I was trying to steer you towards a possible Niburu or Planet X just because of the Precessional cycle we are apparantly ending which a roque planet may be involved in. At least that's what was and is being shlepped on C2C.
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2 once in a lifetime events?

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RE: 2 comets for 2013 ? COMET ISON "ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EVENT" and Comet Pan-STARRS
CooterBrown  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:23 PM)

DoomSheeple Kick The Can Down The Road
And Swap 2010 GOM Doom
For 2011 Fuku Doom



[Image: 8D0F_507C46E0.jpg]


Lunatic Outpatient News (LOPN) ― In a long-predicted move that
is sure to surprise no one, and in a distinctly deluded fashion which
honors over 2000 years of reality denied in favor of fantasy believed,
the devoted followers of imminent Doom ― DoomSheeple ― in the
hope of finally fulfilling mythological prophecy which has consistently
failed for over two millenia, today began their rationalized transition
from the past twelve months of GOM doomsterbation to the
next twelve months of FUKU doomsterbation.


DoomSheeple Kick The Can Down The Road
And Swap 2011 Fuku Doom
For 2012 Mayan Doom



[Image: 593B_507C472E.jpg]


Lunatic Outpatient News (LOPN) ― In a long-predicted move that
is sure to surprise no one, and in a distinctly deluded fashion which
honors over 2000 years of reality denied in favor of fantasy believed,
the devoted followers of imminent Doom ― DoomSheeple ― in the
hope of finally fulfilling mythological prophecy which has consistently
failed for over two millenia, today began their rationalized transition
from the past twelve months of FUKU doomsterbation to the
next twelve months of MAYAN doomsterbation.


DoomSheeple Kick The Can Down The Road
And Swap 2012 Mayan Doom
For 2013 Comet Doom



[Image: 652F_507C4743.jpg]


Lunatic Outpatient News (LOPN) ― In a long-predicted move that
is sure to surprise no one, and in a distinctly deluded fashion which
honors over 2000 years of reality denied in favor of fantasy believed,
the devoted followers of imminent Doom ― DoomSheeple ― in the
hope of finally fulfilling mythological prophecy which has consistently
failed for over two millenia, today began their rationalized transition
from the past twelve months of MAYAN doomsterbation to the
next twelve months of COMET doomsterbation.



Jptdknpa

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It is kinda strange how all of a sudden they just happen to be picking up these new comets all at once...

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Comet Pawn Stars? Neat.
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ULP UNKNOWN LUNATIC POSTER  Wrote: (10-15-2012 09:48 PM)
It is kinda strange how all of a sudden they just happen to be picking up these new comets all at once...
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