Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy's Tail Visible
I had no luck seeing Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy this morning, clouds of course. But two groups did. Peter Sayers in Tasmania (Image via Space Weather) could see it as a just unaided eye object in the twilight, while Vello Tabur couldn't see it in binoculars or unaided eye, but a five degree tail turned up in his DSLR shots.
I'll have another go this morning, hopefully the weather will be kinder, and I will be forearmed with knowledge of comet Lovejoys dimness.
see youtube.com/watch?v=615n54EMvjc then watch the video from sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov you will clearly see an orb 1/2 an inch infront of the comet the comets spiral and outgassing caused snakelike action of the tail the comet will shortly begin to manuver unexplanably if it is a shir of the return of the sky fathers of the maya
then compare with the soho blue film and the red video you can clearly see something leading thecomet on its path to the sun
Q; would the comet circling the sun anti rotation cause the comet to slow down rather than speed up (gravitational sling )