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Lovejoy

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:51 pm
by groberts
Not sure if this is the right place - seems like Comet Lovejoy is within the Solar System though.

Just wondered if it was possible to locate the comet using Cartes du Ciel? There are others but I don't see it in the search menu. I believe it is in Stellarium but can't get Stellarium to work on my computer!!! Alternatively is there a day-by-day RA and DEC projection that could be used?

Re: Lovejoy

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:54 pm
by paraman

Re: Lovejoy

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:02 am
by groberts
Thanks, just the job.

Re: Lovejoy

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:44 am
by carastro
Great link, I was previously having to plough through a chart.

Carole

Re: Lovejoy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:57 pm
by Jam
If you still want it in CdC:

Setup > Solar System
Comet > Load MPC File > Download

Once it's downloaded you have to search C/2014 Q2 to find it. Lovejoy, Q2 or C/2014 on their own won't show it.

Re: Lovejoy

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:55 pm
by groberts
Jam wrote:If you still want it in CdC:

Setup > Solar System
Comet > Load MPC File > Download

Once it's downloaded you have to search C/2014 Q2 to find it. Lovejoy, Q2 or C/2014 on their own won't show it.


Thanks Jam works a treat, though, as they say - the proof of the pudding is in the eating. It's clear tonight so we'll see, hopefully.