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Comet 252P/Linear & Comet 2016 BA 14 coming close to Earth on March 20th-22nd..

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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:23 AM
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Comet 252P/LINEAR as of March 11th...
www.iceinspace.com.au...




posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: Vetfather

Do you know where it will be visible?



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:32 AM
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I did a video on it. I am not good in making video made some mistakes, but put some data with links for those interested in comets...

youtu.be...



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: Vetfather

Any comments on this?

It's a pretty unremarkable comet apart from it's close approach



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:41 AM
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Linear and Panstarrs.
Best in the southern hemispere. Closest approach should actually be the 21 and 22 of march.

Linear will be 13.9 Lunarmed distance. Earth to moon is (384,402 km (238,856 mi).
And Panstarrs will be 9.2 lunar distance.

Happy viewings 😊🔭

For us here further north. It will be lower on the horizon. South by Southwest west last I checked. But I feel that's not right.
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

It's not going to be visible to the naked eye.

It's currently magnitude 14, which is around the brightness of Pluto.

theskylive.com...

Naked eye can see around 0 magnitude.

www.icq.eps.harvard.edu...



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

These 2 are annual comets. 4 to 5 years I have to dig a little. But they came by just before (name escapes me), the close approach comet of Mars a few years back.

You're right about the magnitude/brightness. I have night vision Goggles, and I still can't see them.
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:04 AM
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Video isn't bad. Will we be able to see this from Upper Michigan?

Something is up with this. The one is the third closest recorded in our history and is fairly large. I don't understand how it isn't going to be visable if it is a comet. Why won't this be bright. From what I read we might get some meteors on the twenty eighth of March. They seem to be treating it as an asteroid yet they state it is a comet.
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

The original prediction had it peeking out at magnitude 10. In the last three days we've been getting observation reports of 8.6, 8.4, 7.9, 7.0. Today we got observation reports two putting it back in the nine range. We got one report yesterday putting the size at 33' DIA arc, been informed by someone who I respect given its distance about 100,000 km which is 62,000 miles. We are talking the envelope of course... So there is a lot of unknown at this moment.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Live sky is going on the data provided of Jan/February. They need to re-examine and update the new data.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Thank you, by the way there's a link that I work in peacefully, gathering as much information around the world, I also provide charts, images, reading of the star constellations, etc. etc.
I provide links to those astronomers and sites that are helpful.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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I hope this information is helpful and informative?. I asked, wish those of you that have telescopes to take a look and inform us what you see. This way we can get better idea what is truly happening here. Thank you



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Something is up with this. The one is the third closest recorded in our history and is fairly large. I don't understand how it isn't going to be visable if it is a comet. Why won't this be bright. From what I read we might get some meteors on the twenty eighth of March. They seem to be treating it as an asteroid yet they state it is a comet.

Probably because it's a nearly-spent comet, which now behaves almost like an asteroid rather than putting on a great show like comets do. www.slate.com...

Comets are visible mostly due to the coma and a long tail they create. Without them, they would appear just as tiny dim dots.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Hale Bop was stunning. Large bright and it took a while to move past us. I saw it on its way in and again after it rounded the sun.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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ALERT! Comet 252P brightens quickly! (in outburst?)
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 AT 11:10PM | BY IAN MUSGRAVE
www.itelescope.net...



posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 10:14 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Vetfather

Do you know where it will be visible?

252p is southern hemisphere only at this point. P/2016 BA14 will be visible in the northern hemisphere but is much, much fainter.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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Monday, March 14, 2016

Comet 252P LINEAR brightens rapidly, may be visible to the uniaded eye soon...
astroblogger.blogspot.com...



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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252P/LINEAR
Total-magnitude and coma-diameter estimates:
2016 Mar. 14.44, 6.5, 35' (M. Mattiazzo, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia, 8x40 binoculars)
2016 Mar. 14.06, 6.6, 30' (M. Goiato, 7x50 binoculars)
2016 Mar. 14.00, 7.0, 15' (L. Mansilla, 20x50 binoculars)
www.cobs.si...



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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Southern Comet...
members.westnet.com.au...



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 09:38 AM
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I think now spaceweather.com should cover this...and inform others...of outbrust and do a story about how close these two are coming near us...its a record breaker to say the least...top 3 and 6 of recorded times




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