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Monday, March 19, 2007


Comet 2007/E2 Lovejoy charts

Here are the charts for 2007/E2 as promised. I've put the first orbital solution into Sky Map, and generated the location map (facing east at 5:00 am ACST, similar views will be seen in the southern hemispher at equivalent local times, click to enlarge). Note that these are early elements, and they will be refined with further onservation. Orbital elements may be found at MPEC.

The lower chart shows a high resultion view in the same orientation as the horizon map (click to enlarge).

The circle represents the field of view of 10x 50 binoculars, stars down to mag 9.5 are shown. The magnitudes are all out of wack, given that the comet is currently Mag 9.5, but for some reason I just cant hand enter the magnitudes correctly.

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