Oh No, Another New Comet is headed our way.
With the old name of Lovejoy this new Comet should be here around the same time as Comet Ison. Oh No Another New Comet. What’s up with that? Is somebody trying to tell us something? Maybe we should stop and listen. Somebody is throwing rocks at us, or is it dirty snowballs. Snowball fight ! In Coming !
Something is going on out there in space. And it looks like we’re the target. Recently the earth has experience more Comets in the last five years than I can remember in my life time. And I am an old man. Something is up and it’s not just Comets and Planets in the night skies.
Hard hat sales are on the rise. Do you have yours yet! You might need one if this keeps up. With all the Comets coming by its no wonder they have started using the old names over again. But Lovejoy, this name sounds wonderful. It’s got Love and Joy in it. But come on this is getting serious. How much longer can we keep dodging these things?
There is the theory that these aren’t Comets at all. But large ships coming in. All we need is some Kool-aid to get on board. What’s strange is that this new Comet Lovejoy appears to be following the same path as Comet Ison. What are the odds of that?
Oh No, Another New Comet
September 13, 2013 – SPACE – Move over Comet ISON. You’ve got company. Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy, discoverer of three previous comets, including the famous, long-tailed sungrazer C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy), just added a 4th to his tally. This new comet will add to a lineup of comets that should grace early November skies in the northern hemisphere: Comets ISON, Encke and now the new Lovejoy. I lovejoy that word grace.
The discovery of C/2013 R1 Lovejoy was announced on Sept. 9 after two nights of photographic observations by Lovejoy with an 8-inch (20 cm) Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector. When nabbed, the comet was a faint midge of about 14.5 magnitude crossing the border between Orion and Monoceros. Subsequent observations by other amateur astronomers peg it a bit brighter at 14.0 with a small, condensed coma. Mid to late November is also the time when Comet ISON, the current focus of much professional and amateur observation, will be at its brightest in the morning sky at around magnitude 2-3.
Get ready for some busy nights at the telescope! Be sure to have your hard hat on. C/2013 R1 will whip by the sun on Christmas Day at a distance of 81 million miles (130.3 million km) and then return back to the deeps from whence it came. The charts here give you a general idea of its location and path over the next couple months.
As the comet crosses into small-scope territory in early November, and as Stuart Atkinson noted on his website, Cumbrian Sky a great lineup should be in the northern hemisphere skies on November 9, 2013. From the left, Comet Encke, named after a Sumerian God, will be magnitude 6, ISON should be at about magnitude 6 or 7; then Mars, followed by the new Comet Lovejoy, which will be still very faint at around magnitude 9, topped off by a bright Jupiter. The comets will not likely be of naked eye visibility, but this should be a great chance for astrophotographer to capture this lineup!
Not visible! Oh No, Another New Comet we can’t see. How are we going to dodge that dirty snowball, if we can’t see it? Yikes!
I am sure our trusted NASA will keep us all informed. Choke, Cough, sorry, I had a dirty snowball in my throat. Oh, I just figured out who’s throwing these Comets at us. It’s the dirty snowball thrower Orion. No wonder the ancients were keeping an eye on this guy.
Good Luck folks. Oh No, Another New Comet headed our way. And another and another. This Christmas is going to be really special with all the lights in the sky. The only good thing is that, I don’t have to pay the electric bill for all the lights. Oh that’s right our government is planning Grid X 2 around November so there may not be any electric power anyway. What, was I worried about !
Somebody is trying to tell us something! Listen up!
Oh No, Another New Comet, and another and another!