CometWatch Ep 012 Close Approaches

March 4th, 2016 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts, Mary Spicer & Neil Norman, Two British Comet Observers & One Imager! In our 12th show we discuss the current Comets and then are joined by Alan Hale and Jim Scotti to discuss  comets P/2016 BA14,252P/LINEAR 12 and 321P/SOHO.

BAA Comet Section Page: http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

The German Comet Group: http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page: http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia: http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

Planetary Science Insitute Cometary Coma Image Enhancement Facility: http://www.psi.edu/research/cometimen

BAA/TA comet image archive: http://www.britastro.org/cometobs/
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/321P/SOHO
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?ID=c00321_0

http://earthsky.org/space/twin-comets-approach-closely-in-march

http://pirlwww.lpl.arizona.edu/~jscotti/artwork.dir/close_encounter.html
http://pirlwww.lpl.arizona.edu/~jscotti/artwork.dir/hbr.html

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CometWatch Ep011 – Cometbase

January 31st, 2016 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts, Mary Spicer & Neil Norman, Two British Comet Observers & One Imager!
In our Eleventh show we discuss the current Comets and then are joined by Kirill Grishin & Taras Prystavski who are interviewed by Neil & Mary about CometBase

Cometbase Website: http://www.cometbase.net (also use http://cometbase.net.показать.сайт/en/site/index)

Cometbase twitter account: https://twitter.com/cometbase @CometBase

Cometbase  facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/564399700347004/

BAA Comet Section Page: http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

BAA/TA comet image archive: http://www.britastro.org/cometobs/

The German Comet Group: http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page: http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia: http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

Comet chasing: http://cometchasing.skyhound.com/

International Comet Quarterly:  http://www.icq.eps.harvard.edu/CometMags.html

Planetary Science Insitute Cometary Coma Image Enhancement Facility: http://www.psi.edu/research/cometimen

 

 

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Comet Watch Ep 010 – Bill Bradfield, Comet Hunter Extraordinaire (1927-2014)

January 12th, 2016 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts Neil Norman, and a  big welcome to Mary Spicer who has joined our team.
We are three British Comet Observers & Imagers. Nick is now living in the US and Mary & Neil live in the UK! In our Tenth show we as usual do our “Shipping Forecast” for Comets and then talk to Justin Tilbrook & Terry Lovejoy about Bill Bradfield

1997O1

1997O1

1999A1

1997 O1 and 199A1

Bill Bradfield and his Scope

Bill Bradfield and his Scope

Justin Tilbrooks Scope

Justin Tilbrooks scope

BAA Comet Section Page: http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

The German Comet Group: http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page: http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia: http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

Planetary Science Insitute Cometary Coma Image Enhancement Facility: http://www.psi.edu/research/cometimen

BAA/TA comet image archive: http://www.britastro.org/cometobs/

Bill Bradfield, Comet Hunter Extraordinaire (1927-2014):

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/bill-bradfield-comet-hunter-extraordinaire-1927-2014
http://www.shopatsky.com/sky-and-telescope-april-1977-digital-issue?utm_source=MY&utm_medium=ar&utm_campaign=MYstar061714          (digital issue from 1977 purchase required)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_A._Bradfield

Bill Bradfield on comet C/2004F4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clAA8NrGcbE

Bill Bradfield   Comet Hunter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA_OF6-0wxk&feature=youtu.be

 

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CometWatch Ep009

December 21st, 2015 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts & Neil Norman, Two British Comet Observers & Imagers. In our Ninth show we discuss Comet C/2013 Catalina with special guest Mary Spicer

Mary’s Image of Comet C/2013 Catalina using a DSLR  http://tinyurl.com/Mary-Spicers-Image

BAA Comet Section Page http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

The German Comet Group http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

Planetary Science Insitute Cometary Coma Image Enhancement Facility http://www.psi.edu/research/cometimen

BAA/TA comet image archive http://www.britastro.org/cometobs/

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Comet Watch Episode 007 Special Guest Rodney Austin

August 20th, 2015 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts & Neil Norman, Two British Comet Observers & Imagers. In our 7th show we discuss the current Comets and then are joined by Rodney Austin from New Zealand

8-inch f4 with 2x Barlow as used for 1989X1
8 inch f4 with 2x Barlow as used for 1989X1

16 inch f5 comethunter An ongoing project.
16 inch f5 comethunter  An ongoing project

Comet 1982M1
1982M1

1984N1
1984N1

Comet 1989X1
1989X1

Aged 14 in 1959 with an on loan 3 inch refractor.
Aged 14 in 1959 with an on loan 3 inch refractor

Comet Austin 1989X1 Confirmation pic Perth Observatory-Pete Birch Dec 6-7-1989.
Comet Austin 1989X1 Confirmation pic  Perth Observatory Peter Birch Dec 6-7 1989 massaged

Don Machholz Rodney Austin and Doug Berger at Ribbonwood-Halleywatch site NZ 1986.
Don Machholz, Rodney Austin and Doug Berger at Ribbonwood Halleywatch site NZ 1986

Original version 6 inch f8 refractor as used for discovery of 1982M1.
Original version 6 inch f8 refractor as used for discovery of 1982M1

Rebuilt 6 inch f8 refractor as used for 1984N1.
Rebuilt 6 inch f8 refractor as used for 1984N1

Rodney with 24inch Optical Craftsmen Reflector at-Mt John University Observatory circa September 1971.
Rodney with 24inch Optical Craftsmen Reflector at Mt John University Observatory circa September 1971

Wendee & David Levy,Albert Jones and Rodney Austin RASNZ Conference New Plymouth New-Zealand 2006.
Wendee and David Levy, Albert Jones, and Rodney Austin RASNZ Conference New Plymouth New Zealand 2006

Both Neil and myself wish to thank Rodney for giving us permission to share the above images on the Astronomy.fm site

BAA Comet Section Page
http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

The German Comet Group http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

Comet chasing http://cometchasing.skyhound.com/

International Comet Quarterly http://www.icq.eps.harvard.edu/CometMags.html

CometBase http://cometbase.net/

Mt John Observatory http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/astronomy-overview/page-4
http://www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/research/mt_john/

Cnaterbury Sky Atlas http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/8006/canterbury-sky-atlas

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CometWatch Episode 006 Just The Bare Bones!

July 18th, 2015 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts and Neil Norman,(Recorded 2015/07/11)

BAA Comet Section Page http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

The German Comet Group http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

International Comet Quarterly http://www.icq.eps.harvard.edu/CometMags.html

CometBase http://cometbase.net/

Project Alcock  http://www.britastro.org/projectalcock/Contents

The Cometary Science Newsletter http://www.cometarysciencenews.org/

The Cometary Science Newsletteris dedicated to sharing and furthering cometary science. CSN invites contributions from the astronomical and planetary science communities, including abstracts of papers accepted for publication in refereed journals, thesis abstracts, timely notes on particular comets, conference announcements, job announcements, or other relevant and brief scientific communications. Relevant topics include observational, theoretical, and laboratory work concerning comets, but also may include studies of associated phenomena, such as Centaurs, asteroid-comet transition objects, debris disks, and protoplanetary disks.

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