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COMET WHOA!!! [Jan. 8th, 2007|08:19 pm]
susan smitten
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I saw this amazing comet last night from the cockpit! Turns out its name is McNaught, and it looks like a baseball with a long, cartoonish tail; this tail is probably thousands and thousands of miles long! It was huge and absolutely stunning. Along the same horizon I could see Venus, smaller and less dazzling (but still pretty striking). So cool!

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[User Picture]From: scottks
2007-01-10 01:38 am (UTC)
Too bad they don't allow telescopes up there. You're away from all the city light, so the view must be fantastic.
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[User Picture]From: webwawa
2007-01-10 01:46 am (UTC)
ha yeah they should put telescopes on airplanes, but with the shaking and movement it'd be so difficult
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[User Picture]From: webwawa
2007-01-10 01:46 am (UTC)
took me a minute to realize that you said COMET and not shooting star! wow
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[User Picture]From: scottks
2007-01-10 01:47 am (UTC)
I'm going to try to take a picture of it tomorrow morning if the mountains don't hide it. If someone in Alberta Canada can photo it, maybe I can in Utah.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-01-11 09:47 pm (UTC)
Those pictures are good. Wish I could have captured it - I had an amazing view. =) Did you manage to get it?
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[User Picture]From: scottks
2007-01-11 09:55 pm (UTC)
The weather hasn't cooperated. Too many clouds in the morning to see anything, and today we are having a nice big snowstorm. How long will it be viewable?
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[User Picture]From: saikoutron
2007-01-10 02:10 am (UTC)
now that is rather neat;)
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[User Picture]From: mactavish
2007-01-10 04:49 am (UTC)
joedecker and I saw it tonight, it's barely there, in the twilight, from this altitude, but there! Yay!
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[User Picture]From: bonjovigrrrl
2007-01-10 02:03 pm (UTC)
That's so cool!! And kinda funny too because I read an author named Judith McNaught and when I saw this post, I instantly thought of her!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-01-11 09:41 pm (UTC)
Cool! I was reading Dead Air by Iain Banks, and the main character is Ken McNutt, but his professional name is Ken Nott. So I thought of that!
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[User Picture]From: antivert
2007-01-10 05:40 pm (UTC)
neat!!
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2007-01-10 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm envious!
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2007-01-10 10:47 pm (UTC)
That sounds lovely Was this at night? Probably at dawn?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-01-11 09:44 pm (UTC)
We had about seven hours of sunset flying from Hamburg to New York. =) And we were above all the clouds, of course. We were flying northernly, like over Greenland and down across Canada.
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[User Picture]From: eschatology
2007-01-13 03:28 am (UTC)
Man, I wish I hadn't read this. Now I *certainly* won't be able to sedate away my jet lag when I fly to Frankfurt. Should have gotten an aisle!

Give us a series of Fuji cockpit pics if you get the chance, Missus S.
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