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Comet Observation

I (Paul Clark) was observing from Gradbach on Sunday night. At 00:00 UT the comet was easily visible to the naked-eye with direct vision. It looked like a 'half Andromeda galaxy'. Visibility through the Telrad making it easy to point the 'scope. A bright nucleus gradated out to a ~17' coma. A straight tail was visible for about ~60' and very marked on 'jogging' the telescope. Conditions were very good. The Sagittarius star cloud being visible low in the south.

by Paul Clark

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