Comet Elenin

_http://www.space.com/9485-newly-discovered-fast-changing-comet-visible-small-telescopes.html


The comet appears to brightening, signifying it could be in the middle of an outburst, according to Spaceweather.com. While the comet cannot be seen with the unaided eye, it should be easily detectable with backyard telescopes, the website added. Typically, however, finding a comet with a telescope can be tricky for those who are not familiar with sky charts and the night sky.
Elenin said that in follow-up observations, the outer coma - the envelope of gas and dust at the head of the comet - had disappeared. But I saw an excellent inner coma, which looks like the mini-version of the 17P/Holmes comet after its powerful outburst in 2007," Elenin said. "Also we can see bright and sufficiently long tail."

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Vulcan59

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Check this article out by Laura. :)

http://laura-knight-jadczyk.blogspot.com/2011/01/comet-elenin-is-coming.html
 

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The funny part is that Leonides Elenin suggested in the beginning a hyperbolic orbit and people told him "nooo, you're too you young" (i exagerate) and now with the newest estimations to the orbit, he was right :)
Also if some forum members have small telescopes in their backyards, one can take a look at comet Larson P/2011 A1 that will arrive one month after Elenin (if nothing fanzy happens..).
 

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Check this article out by Laura. Smiley

http://laura-knight-jadczyk.blogspot.com/2011/01/comet-elenin-is-coming.html


Hmmmm....my hubby and I just watched again the movie, "Deep Impact" which came out in '98. In this movie, the comet that ends up striking the earth is the very same comet mentioned in Laura's article, comet "Elenin" which (according to the movie) is named after two people, combining their names---a astronomer/scientist in Virginia Beach who died in a 'car crash' on his way to the ''proper authorities" with the information about the comet on its way to the earth (3 years before it happens) and also named after the young man who first spotted the comet in a telescope in Virginia Beach, and who told the scientist about it.
The movie is, of course, filled with disinformation mainly designed to make us think that the PTB (a black president no less!) really care about the general masses, and have a plan for us all, and are all set to annihilate the comet with nuclear reactors, which fail and only cause the comet to split in 2 pieces--a huge one and a small one--the small one hits the Atlantic ocean and sends a Tsunami 700 miles (or is it 400?) inland--east coast of US, and the big one eventually gets blown up by the crew sacrificing their lives, flying into it with the remaining detonation of 4 nukes, I believe.
Well...its worth watching just because of the comet name. Any speculations out there?
 

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I've posted an update on the comet on my blog:

http://laura-knight-jadczyk.blogspot.com/2011/01/comet-elenin-update.html

Thanks to mkrnhr!
 

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Laura said:
I've posted an update on the comet on my blog:

http://laura-knight-jadczyk.blogspot.com/2011/01/comet-elenin-update.html

Thanks to mkrnhr!

Excellent music choice!
 

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Psyche said:
Excellent music choice!
Not a dramatic music :D

Just to note that two other comets have been detected very recently.
We have Elenin in december, and now we have Larson on the 10th of january (is on the video).
And now we have comet Scotti, discovered january 11th, and its perihelion passage (closest to the Sun) was on january 1st (the orbit not well determined yet but one can wonder if the recent solar activity is not related).
 
sorry i did not mean to be so guarded, i have been listening to James Mccanney's radio shows.

from his model of the 'electric universe' and how comets discharge the solar capacitor, my imagination runs wild with images from his radio descriptions. his july 2010 radio shows about the gulf oil spill, and where oil really comes from, were an eyeopener for me. Naptha & Brimestone and all.

and after seeing the animation of Elenin's orbital path, on Laura's blog, well its going to quite a show!
 

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has anyone else had troubles with the second video of McCanney?

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/221672-Comet-Elenin-is-Coming-
 

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Stevie jj said:
sorry i did not mean to be so guarded, i have been listening to James Mccanney's radio shows.

from his model of the 'electric universe' and how comets discharge the solar capacitor, my imagination runs wild with images from his radio descriptions. his july 2010 radio shows about the gulf oil spill, and where oil really comes from, were an eyeopener for me. Naptha & Brimestone and all.

and after seeing the animation of Elenin's orbital path, on Laura's blog, well its going to quite a show!
speaking of comets, oil spills and brimstone...
"and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. -- Revelation 8:11
 

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Herakles said:
has anyone else had troubles with the second video of McCanney?

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/221672-Comet-Elenin-is-Coming-
Hi Herakles,

What kind of problems are you having? :huh: Just had a look and didn't have any problems.
 
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