Talk:Great Comet of 1577

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Travelled above the atmosphere[edit]

This tiny tidbit in the article makes me cry out for more detail -- how did Brahe work out that the comet travelled above the atmosphere? What about his observations led him to that conclusion? Collabi 09:21, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure. Sorry. I'll try to work on that one. ÅñôñÿMôús Dîššíd3nt 10:11, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Detect the comet at distance of 317 AU[edit]

Is it possible to detect the comet at its current distance of 317 AU? We know where the comet is. Could the Hubbell telescope or successor to the Hubbell telescope see something? How bright is the comet? Mschribr (talk) 09:45, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

The Very Large Telescope had a hard enough time detecting Halley's Comet in 2003, when Halley was only 28AU from the Sun. At 300AU comets are pathetically faint.-- Kheider (talk) 10:27, 7 September 2012 (UTC)