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Year Mn Day MM Mag Ref Scope Pwr coma DC tail p.a. Obs Site 2016 7 2.39 S 13.9 AQ 25.0L 83 1.3 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse with slightly brighter inner coma.) 2016 6 28.50 S 13.9 AQ 25.0L 83 0.7 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse with slightly brighter and opaque centre. Close to mag 13.8 star.) 2016 6 25.37 S 13.7 AQ 25.0L 83 0.8 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma diffuse and small, slight brightening to a weakly condensed centre. Visible in periods of good seeing.) 2016 6 9.43 S 13.5 AQ 40.6L 165 1.0 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 6 8.69 S 13.2 AQ 25.0L 83 1.2 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse with slightly brighter but weakly condensed centre.) 2016 6 8.40 S 13.5 AQ 40.6L 165 0.8 3/ CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 6 7.64 S 13.8 AQ 40.6L 165 0.6 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 6 3.55 S[13.1 AU 40.0L 257 !1.1 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Not visible, probably due to the bad sky condition.) 2016 5 30.52 S 13.3 AQ 40.6L 165 1.0 4 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 30.49 S 12.4 AQ 25.0L 83 1.6 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma diffuse with brighter and opaque centre. Difficult due to close proximity to a pair of 12th magnitude stars 0.8' away.) 2016 5 29.45 S 13.3 AQ 40.6L 165 0.9 4 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 15.75 S 13.1 AQ 40.6L 165 0.6 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 14.74 S 13.0 AQ 40.6L 165 0.6 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 13.73 S 13.0 AQ 40.6L 165 0.8 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 12.74 S 13.1 AQ 40.6L 165 0.7 2/ CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 11.73 S 12.9 AQ 40.6L 165 0.7 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 10.74 S 12.9 AQ 40.6L 165 0.8 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 9.73 S 13.0 AQ 40.6L 165 0.7 4 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 6.74 S 12.9 AQ 40.6L 165 0.7 3/ CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 5.73 S 12.8 AQ 40.6L 165 0.8 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 5.72 M 13.1 AQ 25.0L 83 0.9 5/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Outer coma semi-transparent and elongated to the NW approximately, inner coma faintly stellar in periods of good seeing, No tail visible. 2016 5 4.73 S 12.8 AQ 40.6L 165 0.6 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 4.73 S 13.7 AU 40.0L 257 0.8 3 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma 2016 5 4.66 M 12.9 AQ 25.0L 83 0.8 6 WYA Walcha, NSW (Does not enhance in Swan Band filter. Coma opaque and pale blue in colour, small stellar centre offset near coma edge to East. Close to bright stars 3.5 away.) 2016 5 3.51 S 12.5 AQ 40.6L 165 0.7 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 1.76 M 12.8 AQ 40.6L 165 0.5 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW (Comet is brighter than last observation and rather easy to observe even with the last quarter Moon high in the eastern sky [32% illuminated].) 2016 5 1.67 S 13.0 AU 40.0L 257 0.9 3 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Well visible, better than expected.) 2016 4 15.76 S 13.4 AU 40.0L 257 0.6 2/ YOS Mt. Hanadate, Ibaraki (Near limit.) 2016 4 12.76 S 13.5 AQ 40.6L 165 0.5 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 4 8.67 S 13.8 AU 40.0L 257 0.5 2 YOS Mt. Hanadate, Ibaraki (Very hard to see probably due to the low sky haze. It was located nearby δ Sco.) 2016 4 4.70 S 13.6 AQ 40.6L 260 0.4 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 3 18.72 S 13.4 AQ 40.6L 165 0.7 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 3 12.74 S 13.6 AQ 40.6L 165 0.8 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 3 9.71 S 13.4 AQ 40.6L 165 0.7 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 3 7.71 S 13.3 AQ 40.6L 165 0.8 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 3 6.74 S 13.5 AQ 40.6L 165 0.8 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 3 4.74 S 13.4 AQ 40.6L 165 0.9 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 2 15.73 S 13.3 AQ 40.6L 165 1 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 2 12.73 S 13.4 AQ 40.6L 165 1 2 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 1 11.71 S 13.7 AQ 25.0L 83 0.7 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse with slight brightening to centre. Sky slightly hazy.) 2016 1 9.84 S 13.3 AU 40.0L 257 0.7 3 YOS Mt. Hanadate, Ibaraki (Also visible with 144x magnification.)
2009 6 20.94 S 11.5 TK 20.3T 100 1.5 3 GON Alto del Castro, León 2009 6 17.93 S 11.7 TK 20.3T 100 1.5 3 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 5 26.98 S 11.3 TK 20.3T 133 2.0 3 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 5 18.95 S 11.0 TK 20.3T 77 3.5 2/ GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 4 24.916 S 12.9 AU 31.0J 109 1.0 3 BOU Lauwersoog 2009 4 20.95 S 11.2 TK 20.3T 77 4 2/ GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 4 20.912 S 12.8 TA 31.0J 109 1.2 4 BOU Lauwersoog 2009 4 18.896 S 13.3 TA 31.0J 109 0.8 2/ DIJ Burlage 2009 4 18.892 S 12.8 TA 31.0J 109 1.5 4 BOU Burlage, Germany (Some interference from star of magn. 13.7 [TA] near edge of coma.) 2009 3 29.945 S 12.5 TA 31.0J 109 1 1/ DIJ Burlage 2009 3 29.942 S 12.7 TA 31.0J 109 1.1 4 BOU Burlage, Germany 2009 3 26.98 S 11.5 TK 20.3T 100 3 3 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 3 26.947 S 12.5 TA 31.0J 109 1.2 3/ BOU Sint Annen 2009 3 21.94 S 11.5 TK 20.3T 100 2.5 3 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 3 21.08 S 11.6 TK 20.3T 100 2.5 3 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 3 20.903 S 12.3 TA 31.0J 89 1.4 1 DIJ Burlage 2009 3 20.901 S 12.3 TA 31.0J 89 1.2 3 BOU Burlage, Germany 2009 3 19.893 S 12.4 TA 31.0J 89 1.2 3 BOU Lauwersoog 2009 3 18.87 S 11.2 HS 41.0L 72 1.5 3 RES Szamotuly 2009 3 17.912 S 12.2 TA 31.0J 109 1.3 3/ BOU Lauwersoog 2009 3 17.91 S 11.4 HS 41.0L 72 1.4 4 RES Szamotuly 2009 3 15.92 S 11.7 TK 20.3T 100 2.0 4 GON Aralla, León 2009 3 13.86 S 11.6 TK 20.3T 100 2.5 3/ GON Pandorado, León 2009 2 25.92 S 11.7 TK 20.3T 100 2.5 3 GON Pandorado, León 2009 2 22.84 S 11.7 TK 20.3T 100 2.5 3 GON Pandorado, León 2009 1 6.170 S 14.7:AU 31.0J 155 7 DIJ Burlage 2009 1 6.168 S 14.5 AU 31.0J 155 0.4 5 BOU Burlage, Germany (Faint, somewhat condensed object, seen solely because of excellent sky condition with NEL in the 7-7.5 range. Position checked versus DSS.) 2008 11 22.77 S[14.3 UV 40.0L 257 !0.4 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (I thought it was visible on Nov. 1. But this time I could not see it with a very clear sky. So my observation on Nov. 1 can be a mistake.) 2008 11 1.81 S 14.5:HS 40.0L 144 0.4 4/ YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (It was faint as 17th magn. in mid October by Ken-ichi Kadota's CCD observation, and LINEAR reported around magn. 19 in late October. But the ephemeris says it should be brightening now. So I tried to observe it. Unexpectedly, I think a very faint comet was visible. Few observations were reported recently, but maybe it is already brightening.)
2003 7 17.43 S 13.0 HS 28.0T 133 1.5 3 MAT Wallaroo, SA 2003 6 28.90 S 12.4 TK 20.3T 77 1.6 4 BIV Pico-Veleta, Spain 2003 6 19.99 S 12.3 HS 20.3T 133 1.5 4 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2003 6 18.98 S 12.3 HS 20.3T 100 1.5 4 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2003 6 3.91 S 12.0 HS 20.3L 63 1.5 5 GUZ Krosno 2003 6 3.47 S 11.9 TK 28.0T 133 1.5 6 MAT Wallaroo, SA 2003 5 30.88 S 11.9 HS 20.3L 63 1.5 5 GUZ Krosno (Comet was visible without any trouble, but it seemed to be a bit fainter than a week ago. NEL ~6.0 near this comet.) 2003 5 30.47 S 11.9 GA 10.0B 25 SEA Cowra, NSW 2003 5 30.46 M 12.1 GA 25.4L4 71 2 5 SEA Cowra, NSW 2003 5 25.56 S 12.4 TK 28.0T 133 1 5 MAT Wallaroo, SA 2003 5 23.90 S 11.4 TJ 20.3L 63 1.6 5 GUZ Krosno (Easily visible in spite of low altitude and some light pollution.) 2003 5 22.99 S 12.2 TJ 20.3T 100 1.5 2 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2003 5 3.03 S 12.1 TJ 20.3T 77 1 1 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2003 4 28.58 S 11.8 GA 25.4L 71 1 6 SEA Cowra, NSW (Possibly glimpsed in 25x100 binoculars.) 2003 4 6.14 S 12.3 HS 20.3T 77 1.5 2 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2003 4 4.59 S 12.2 TK 28.0T 133 1 4 MAT Wallaroo, SA 2003 3 6.57 S 13.3 GA 25.4L 114 0.7 SEA Cowra, NSW 2003 3 5.57 S 13.3 GA 25.4L 114 0.7 SEA Cowra, NSW 2003 3 2.13 S 11.7 AC 41.0L 121 1.5 2 RES Szamotuly 2003 2 1.71 S 12.5:HS 28.0T 133 1 4 MAT Wallaroo, SA 2002 11 7.16 S[12.5 HS 20.3L 63 ! 1 GUZ Krosno