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Old 01.10.2011, 15:46
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Comet SE58

On Tuesday the 27th of September, we were walking behind Shilcity when my son spotted what we think may be a comet or an asteroid. It was at 19:32 hours. Looked it up on the internet and apparently there was a very close encounter with comet SE58.




http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sst...g=0;cad=0#elem


So, I am not a astronomer but if it is in orbit, then I was assuming that we would see it again the next day either earlier or later.

On Tuesday, we saw it at 19:32 hours from behind Shilcity. The comet was on the right of Uetilberg.

On Wednesday, we saw it at 19:22 hours from the same spot (behind Shilcity) and forgot the camera.

On Thursday, we went up to Uetilberg but it was overcast. Real shame.

On Friday, we saw it at 19:02 from behind Shilcity and we had the camera this time.



And I think that today, we will see it at 18:52 hours.

What do you think? Is it comet SE58?
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Old 01.10.2011, 16:23
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Re: Comet SE58

Sorry to say it looks like a jet vapour trail...
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Old 01.10.2011, 17:14
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Re: Comet SE58

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Sorry to say it looks like a jet vapour trail...
Well i don't think that the OP is totally retard to not differentiate a comet from a jet vapour trail...at least if he can take these photos, he would be able to see the jet in the beginning of the trail
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Re: Comet SE58

the photos above show a vapour trail.... you can see the trail going thru the cloud formation. if you take photos tonight and they are in exactly the same position i would be very very surprised.
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Old 01.10.2011, 17:44
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Re: Comet SE58


From the data provided:
  • Minimum Orbit Intersection Distance lies somewhere between the earth and the moon @ .000800816 AU
  • Code 7 as per The Torino Impact Hazard Scale= "A very close encounter by a large object, which if occurring this century, poses an unprecedented but still uncertain threat of a global catastrophe. For such a threat in this century, international contingency planning is warranted, especially to determine urgently and conclusively whether or not a collision will occur."
Therefore, based on these data...it would be obviously possible to be seen clearly from earth
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Old 01.10.2011, 18:07
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Re: Comet SE58

It struck the centre of Basel, decimating the city. No reports of any interest yet but next week may bring some concern.
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Old 01.10.2011, 18:13
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Re: Comet SE58

This is a trail of chemicals. It's a chemtrail.
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Re: Comet SE58

Executive Summary
  • SE56 diameter: between 8 and 18 metres.
  • SE58 speed: approx 16km/second.
  • SE58 closest distance to Earth:approx 240,000km.
  • SE58 visible with human eye: No; telescope required.
  • SE58 visible in daylight: No.



Almost certainly a contrail. Aircraft causing it long gone, hence not in photo. Sorry.
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Re: Comet SE58

as above, the comet is not visable without a telescope.. if it could be seen that easily why has it not been in any papers etc?
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as above, the comet is not visable without a telescope.. if it could be seen that easily why has it not been in any papers etc?
It may be travelling faster than the speed if light, which is now entirely possible. In which case , you can read about it last week in next weeks newspaper. Try not to bump into yourself doing this.
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Old 01.10.2011, 22:42
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Re: Comet SE58

Asteroids visible in broad daylight are an EXTREMELY rare occurrence. Also, asteroids the size of SE58 wouldn't hit the ground either, as they'd break up and burn in the atmosphere. They would make a nice light show, though. I'm afraid there's less interest to it than chemtrails.
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