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Old Nov 14, 2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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OK you guys, time to show what you can do with your 999,999,000 ISO cameras.
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G'day Ken

Will this be visible in the great land Downunder??

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Will this be visible in the great land Downunder??

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Dunno! Don't know where to check either. Be awesome to take a camping trip to the outback away from the city to see it though.
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That is truly a very nice capture, love it.
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Will this be visible in the great land Downunder??

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Hi Phil: yes, it looks like it will be visible in Australia.
http://oneminuteastronomer.com/9273/...rn-hemisphere/
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G'day Steven

I've also done some searching ... [for Aussies downunder]

Google = "comet ison australia"

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/comet-ison
STARGAZERS are hoping that a newly discovered comet now heading our way will put on a show around the end of this month. Comet ISON, which was discovered by amateur astronomers in Russia and Belarus back in September, will pass just 1.2 million km from the sun on November 29, states the Sydney Observatory website. At that distance the comet may be visible during daylight hours, although the Observatory warns that "comets are notoriously fickle and this one may not perform as expected".

The Daily Mail reports that at its closest, the comet will be 100 times closer to the sun than the Hale-Bopp comet, which was visible in Earth's skies in 1997. Given its proximity to the sun, some astrophysicists have predicted that the comet will be simply pulverised, but others have suggested it will survive its journey. The Sydney Observatory recommends viewing early in the morning before dawn in late November. "Dark spots overlooking the ocean could provide suitable viewing spots for Sydneysiders while the western shore of Port Phillip Bay maybe suitable for those in Melbourne," the Observatory states on its website.


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how fast is it
is it like, a CAF kinda thing
I never was any good at that
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how fast is it
is it like, a CAF kinda thing
I never was any good at that
Neither is my old e500...
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I'd like to say "I took this" but...

I'm posting it anyway....
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Well, apparently the comet ISON did not survive its swing around the sun. So I guess we won't be seeing all those spectacular December comet photos after all.
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