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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Ever been in a plane and looked out the window and saw what "1-4 miles" looks like from 35k feet? It looks like a piece of dust for those of you who don't know.
This thing is what.... 30 million miles away? I'm a little confused, how is it this telescopic perspective is so precise for a 1-4 mile wide object?
Originally posted by AgentSmith
This isn't aimed at anyone in this thread, this is just a general remark as I'm getting pretty sick of this 'Elenin' rubbish.
Why restrict yourself to worrying about just one comet?
We're photographing comets every day. Sometimes the media gets bored and picks one at random and people start flapping like it's some rarity. I'm not sure what annoys me more, the dumb media for scaring people for no reason, or the people that refuse to listen when a qualified person tries to explain that there is actually nothing to be worried about. They do this about everything, asteroids, comets, volcanoes, earthquakes... Pretty irresponsible really.
For anyone interested, these are the current observable comets at the MPC webpage, where you can also access data on other objects of interest.
Originally posted by Extralien
reply to post by ngchunter
Let's hope you can create a gif that knocks the socks off anything else..
good work.. keep it up..
**EA makes his post, exits left feeling slightly jealous he not got this kind of kit**