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The Interstellar Comet
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Hello Joe,

It is unusual for such a faint comet (likely fainter than 18.5 mag) to garner so much interest.

The Current Comets list in SkyTools 3 is primarily for visual observation, so it is limited to those objects that are brighter than about magnitude 15 and have reported magnitude/coma diameter/DC estimates. The MPC Observable comets can have a delay in the elements being updated. They should be there now that the second MPEC is out, so try again.

For those wondering how to do this, here are the instructions:

For imaging with ST3, which can reach fainter comets, you should do the following:

1. Open the Data Manager via the button on the planner tool bar

2. Select the Supplemental Data tab

3. Click the Download/Import Data button

4. Click to download the MPC Observable (comets). Do not check the box to overwrite magnitude parameters.

This will add the latest comets your your database including C/2019 Q4. Type "2019 Q4" into the Designation Search and add it to any observing list.
Clear skies,
Greg

Technoking of Skyhound
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Messages In This Thread
The Interstellar Comet - by theskyhound - 2019-09-13, 07:12 PM
RE: The Interstellar Comet - by Joe Stieber - 2019-09-14, 07:33 PM
RE: The Interstellar Comet - by theskyhound - 2019-09-14, 07:57 PM
RE: The Interstellar Comet - by obrazell - 2019-09-15, 09:22 AM
RE: The Interstellar Comet - by theskyhound - 2019-09-15, 02:30 PM
RE: The Interstellar Comet - by obrazell - 2019-09-15, 03:38 PM
RE: The Interstellar Comet - by theskyhound - 2019-09-15, 04:49 PM
RE: The Interstellar Comet - by mikolaabram0ff - 2020-03-15, 05:01 PM
RE: The Interstellar Comet - by theskyhound - 2020-03-15, 06:26 PM

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