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We're counting on you to keep us informed as to dates, 'n human waste on these comets.
There is another one besides ISON coming soon ?
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DukeofNuke wrote:
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We're counting on you to keep us informed as to dates, 'n human waste on these comets.
There is another one besides ISON coming soon ?


I DEMAND to see MY comet in daylight.
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DukeofNuke wrote:
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We're counting on you to keep us informed as to dates, 'n human waste on these comets.
There is another one besides ISON coming soon ?

Nope, the picture is one of ISON.

The comet is looking promising so far. Right now Comet ISON has passed Mars' orbit still on its way inward and has developed a sizable tail--to be sure: currently not visible from Earth without a telescope--for a comet apparently on its first trip around the Sun. On the other hand: it will be a Sun-grazer (meaning that it will get very close to the Sun: about 1.1 million miles) so it is still uncertain on whether or not it will survive as a visible comet. In comparison: Halley's Comet only gets as close as about half Earth's orbit at perihelion, so about midway between Mercury's and Venus' orbit. On the other hand, the one of recent spectacular (albeit only for the southern hemisphere) comet, Comet Lovejoy (2011), got within half the distance that Comet ISON will get (which was practically skimming the surface of the Sun's photosphere, its visible surface). It should be noted that among Sun-grazers Comet Lovejoy was by far the exception: nearly all apparently have had all of their volatiles--if not the entire cometary body--burned up during their perihelions. This may mean that again the southern hemisphere will get a show during Comet ISON's approach while those of us in the northern hemisphere at best will see a tail that hugs the horizon at sunset for part of November 2013.
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i'm with uki

daylight visibility or gtfo
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TOS wrote: i'm with uki
daylight visibility or gtfo

pssst uki was poking fun at your earlier demand for it to be a daylight visible comet. ;)
We'll all know in mid December whether its a dud or spectacular.
And Duke click the link!
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Kirk wrote:
TOS wrote: i'm with uki
daylight visibility or gtfo

pssst uki was poking fun at your earlier demand for it to be a daylight visible comet. ;)
We'll all know in mid December whether its a dud or spectacular.
And Duke click the link!


Links are fine, but what I want from you is something like, "On Tuesday look south at dusk!"
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That will have to wait for January
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Kirk wrote:
TOS wrote: i'm with uki
daylight visibility or gtfo

pssst uki was poking fun at your earlier demand for it to be a daylight visible comet. ;)
We'll all know in mid December whether its a dud or spectacular.
And Duke click the link!


my demand still stands, and i'll click or not click whatever i please!
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lesus lhrist, what a mistake
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then:

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now:

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Kirk wrote:
TOS wrote: i'm with uki
daylight visibility or gtfo

pssst uki was poking fun at your earlier demand for it to be a daylight visible comet. ;)
We'll all know in mid December whether its a dud or spectacular.
And Duke click the link!


Huh, no, I WANT to see it in daylight. Seriously. But with my luck, the sun will eat it and I'll get nothing.
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Aha, so I misinterpreted there.
The linked article says Comet ISON is expected to survive its close pass with the Sun. You'll get a better view than any of us further North regardless. Stop the kvetching. :p

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i have not yet begun to kvetch
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You may have to travel south for a decent view. So kvetch away. ;)
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Kirk wrote: You may have to travel south for a decent view. So kvetch away. ;)

Um, no.

If Comet ISON survives its perihelion on November 28 and has a substantial tail afterward, it will be more a northern hemisphere object. By early December it will have progressed far enough in its orbit so its tail can be seen broadside from Earth pointing more-or-less towards Polaris. As seen from Earth the comet will follow a mostly straight path from the Sun to Polaris which the comet will pass around January 6, 2014, so during December 2013 the comet's tail will be viewable nearly all night--given a clear north view--for much of the northern hemisphere.

Given those "ifs".
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Top of the Equator = northern hemisphere. Just saying.

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And it's uki with the geography lesson!
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the only solution to a bad target with a gun ...
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Todd, AKA the average American male:

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blurt wrote: Todd, AKA the average American male:

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Todd should switch to boxers.
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Gandalf not grey yet?
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user wrote: Gandalf not grey yet?


Could've been worse - Gandalf the silverback...
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I thought it was going to be Loch Ness for a minute.
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Following the link I find it rather amusing how feminist groups were all up in arms about the women's calendar... when the men's rowing team has been doing this for years. :lol: So typical!
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