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Can Elenin be seen by the naked eye? Latest update?

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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It was rumored that by mid September Elenin would be visible by the naked eye.

Is that true?

What are the bearings to find the comet and have a glimpse?

If not by the naked eye, how can it be seen after all?

By the way any latest updates will be appreciated.

Simple question, for some i guess but i was just wondering and eager to see what the experts have to say.

Regards,
George.




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:42 PM
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If it were still a complete comet, that may have been true.
No chance of ever seeing what is left with the naked eye.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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Surely if it were a comet, or lager as we suggest, we would be able to see it from any hemisphere by now, bigger than Haley in 97(?)



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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Just went outside at 4.33am UK time, clear sky, couldn't see It

Apprantley It's the second brightest thing up there other then the Moon? Yer right.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Elenin has been reduced to floor sweepings. Some of the promoters of this like Terral, Astrolpatriot, and myself will be reduced to holding up cardboard signs at Walmart that read, "Will work for food".---------------------------------




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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Zakka, you from Norway?



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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Whats left?

You mean somehow the comet became dust after all?
When after thousands of years it was intact to only break up just now?

WOW



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by ThorsBrother
Surely if it were a comet, or lager as we suggest, we would be able to see it from any hemisphere by now, bigger than Haley in 97(?)


No you wouldn't. It was speculated whether Elenin would even be visible (even "intact")..and the general notion was that it would probably not be visible with the naked eye.

This is another reason why Elenin was never a significant comet.
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by flexy123

Originally posted by ThorsBrother
Surely if it were a comet, or lager as we suggest, we would be able to see it from any hemisphere by now, bigger than Haley in 97(?)


No you wouldn't. It was speculated whether Elenin would even be visible (even "intact")..and the general notion was that it would probably not be visible with the naked eye.

This is another reason why Elenin was never a significant comet.
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I have put up all my prestige on this. Do you mean I will have to go back to dumpster diving for cans or panhandling in front of WalMart?---------------------



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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From: spaceobs.org...

"On images from Sept. 1st in the comet’s coma there was no condensation visible, and that meant the comet had already broken up into fairly small pieces, with a maximum size of not more than a hundred meters."

Good article here on what to expect later this month.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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Well to be fair astronomers have said that this is its first time entering the inner solar system. This also isn't the first time we have seen this happen to a comet.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 11:08 PM
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The UK mate.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by charlyv
reply to post by GEORGETHEGREEK
 

From: spaceobs.org...

"On images from Sept. 1st in the comet’s coma there was no condensation visible, and that meant the comet had already broken up into fairly small pieces, with a maximum size of not more than a hundred meters."

Good article here on what to expect later this month.



Originally posted by Xcalibur254
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Well to be fair astronomers have said that this is its first time entering the inner solar system. This also isn't the first time we have seen this happen to a comet.


These two last posts along with ethe refference to the external article make sense.

I ll rather consider that as good news

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posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 05:16 AM
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wow, bummer.
Guess Nibiru is behind the NEXT comet, then.



posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 05:24 AM
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When it was first discovered it was hoped that it might become naked eye visible this autumn - we've not had one for a few years - but since then most predictions have been for it never to become bright enough to be seen without decent binoculars or telescope.

The apparent break up a little while ago only means it'll be even less bright now.

Just have to wait for the next one!




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