Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Damned Elusive Comet!

Every night I go out looking, the bloody clouds have moved in! Where where they when I was being grilled under the midday sun?

Still, the one look at it that I did get was better than that miserable Halley's Comet- and every other one that has come along since. I spent many hours freezing up on the Port Hills looking for Haley's Comet and I'm still not sure I actually saw it!

Tonight, perhaps...


Murray said...

I saw Halleys 0200 while on space patrol at Burnham.

Yeah that was a chilly night.

Mrs Smith said...

I have had the same problem. And I'll be damned if I'm going to hang around for another 3000 years to see it next time. It had its chance.

Anonymous said...

I spent several nights looking for Halleys comet at what was supposed to be peck viewing time and I didn't see it. All I managed to spot was Mars.
As for this comet. If the heat clouds stop rolling in at sunset every night.....
I haven't seen a star for weeks, f***ing light pollution.

Murray said...

Umm dude if you were looking at Mars you were facing the wrong way.

It looked like a bright star with a smudge.

"Oh hey, look at that"
"Thats Halleys Comet"
"Right there"
"What that pissant little smudge?"
"Big fat hairy deal"
"Reckon. Once more round the camp and see if the gunner have left the gun park unlocked again?"
"Ok... but if we're going to tow a 105 onto the grunts parade ground again you're driving"

Oswald Bastable said...

Still bloody cloudy!