19th May 2011 Notes: Comet Elenin

We will be taking todays picture of comet elenin in about 20 minutes with it’s position at  RA 10h 28m 13s    DEC +8° 04′ 22″

~ by sydneystargazers on May 19, 2011.

5 Responses to “19th May 2011 Notes: Comet Elenin”

  1. Do you or any other member her have the ability to take an Infrared photo of Elenin? I have not seen one on the internet as of yet?

    The Chinese have brought up a question about Elenin … there is a mystery …

    I might not be an Astronomer … but are Comets supposed to have a large heat signature behind the Coma?

  2. Hello. This video shows Elenin in infra-red and more. Youtube;There is something in the air. Check it out.

  3. Fantastic!

    Do you have a link to the video?


  4. i’d like to see the video also

  5. This so called infra-red video of elenin is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZNAnnZew58 but this video is completely incorrect in what is being said on it and is one of the videos causing a lot of dis-information about Elenin,.

    1. The uploader states in his video that the pictures seem to him to have been taken in infra-red. He is wrong. The pictures have been processed to change their appearance and color but have not been taken using expensive infra-red telescopes.

    2. The uploader states that the probes did not find water on the comets. Well the water is suspected to be below the surface of the comet and in April 2011 liquid water was discovered on comet Wild 2.

    3. The uploader states that the comet is close enough to the sun to have developed a significant tail by now. This is incorrect as the tail of a comet will start developing when the comet is within Mars’s distance of the sun. As this stage, Elenin is still well beyond Mars orbit.

    4. The uploader states the Elenin seems to have a heat signature in one of the pictures. Just because someone changes the color of the picture to red does not mean it is a heat signature.

    The video is very amateur and contains a lot of assumptions which are incorrect and should not be taken seriously.

    Not much is being said about this comet by the media because Elenin is nothing more than a comet.

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