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Year Mn Day MM Mag Ref Scope Pwr coma DC tail p.a. Obs Site 2013 1 15.888 S 10.0 TA 25.4J 58 3 2/ BOU Sint Annen 2013 1 15.50 S 10.8 TK 40.6L 165 1 5 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2013 1 14.912 S 9.7 TK 15.5L 42 3 2/ DIJ Burlage 2013 1 13.83 S 8.7 TK 10.0B 25 4 5 0.2 50 GON Alto de la Garandilla - Escuredo, León 2013 1 12.91 S 9.7 TK 10.0R 70 4.0 4 GIL Noordwijk aan Zee 2013 1 12.826 S 9.5 TK 15.5L 29 4 3/ BOU Burlage, Germany 2013 1 12.824 S 9.4 TK 15.5L 29 4.2 3 DIJ Burlage 2013 1 12.00 S 9.9 TK 22.0L 60 2.5 3 GOI Araçatuba 2013 1 11.12 S 9.6 TK 22.0L 60 3 3 GOI Araçatuba 2013 1 10.008 S 8.8 TK 15.6L 29 5 4 BOU Sint Annen 2013 1 9.931 S 8.4 TK 8.0B 15 5 5 DIJ Burlage 2013 1 8.17 S 8.5 TK 10.0B 25 5 5 0.2 40 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2013 1 5.12 S 8.6 TK 10.0B 20 5 4 10m 85 GOI Araçatuba 2013 1 4.45 S 8.7 AA 10.0B 25 SEA Cowra, NSW 2013 1 4.04 S 8.9 TK 22.0L 60 5 5 GOI Araçatuba (Clouds. Very near a star with mv = 8.1.) 2013 1 3.878 M 8.1 TK 15.6L 24 5 6 0.2 50 BOU Sint Annen (Nice, well condensed comet seen in same field with M36. Broad, diffuse dusttail.) 2013 1 3.833 S 8.3 TK 8.0B 15 4.7 5 DIJ Burlage 2013 1 3.82 S 8.2 TK 20.3T 77 6 5 0.3 40 GON Aralla, León (m2=11.3 [TK]. Asymmetric coma. Broad tail spanning from p.a. 20 deg. to 70 deg., 0.3° in p.a. 40 deg.) 2013 1 3.80 S 7.9 TK 5.0B 10 6 4 GON Aralla, León 2013 1 3.50 S 8.2 TK 10.0B 25 5 6 MAT Castlemaine, VIC (Coma not enhanced with a Swan Band filter. Short dust tail in p.a. 20 deg. Makes a pretty picture with M36, M37 and M38 in the vicinity.) 2013 1 3.46 S 8.6 AA 10.0B 25 SEA Cowra, NSW 2013 1 3.06 M 9.0 TK 22.0L 60 6 5 GOI Araçatuba (Clouds. Little or no change with comet filter.) 2013 1 2.46 S 8.3 AA 10.0B 25 8 5 0.3 20 SEA Cowra, NSW (Tail broad and possibly 0.5° long in 25.4L at 71x. Coma appeared smaller and less condensed through Swan Band filter.) 2013 1 1.894 S 8.0 TK 10.0B 25 4 6 LOO Genk 2013 1 1.724 S 8.2 TK 8.0B 15 5 6 DIJ Burlage 2013 1 1.48 S 8.8 AA 10.0B 25 8 5 0.13 SEA Cowra, NSW (Faint, broad tail to NNE. Comet at low elevation.) 2012 12 23.17 S 9.3 TK 10.0B 25 3 6 0.2 270 GON Armada - Sierra del Aramo, Asturias 2012 12 23.16 S 9.4 TK 20.3T 77 3 5 0.2 270 GON Armada - Sierra del Aramo, Asturias (At 77x, m2=12.2 [TK].) 2012 12 13.854 S 9.4 TK 15.5L 29 5 5 DIJ Burlage 2012 12 13.749 S 9.3 TK 15.6L 29 4.5 4 BOU Sint Annen 2012 12 8.78 S 9.7 TK 20.3T 77 3 5 0.15 330 GON Alto del Trichero - Soto y Amío, León (m2=11.1 [TK].) 2012 12 7.978 S 9.6 TK 15.5L 29 3.5 4/ BOU Burlage, Germany (Nice object. Some interference from nearby η UMa.) 2012 12 7.977 S 9.6 TK 15.5L 29 6 6 DIJ Burlage 2012 12 2.78 S 10.0 TK 20.3T 77 4 4/ 0.15 340 GON Alto del Trichero - Soto y Amío, León 2012 11 24.78 S 9.9 TJ 40.0L 36 6 6/ YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Amazing! I was surprised that the comet got much brighter than expected. Strongly condensed and easy to see.) 2012 11 22.20 S 10.2 TK 20.3T 77 3.5 4/ 0.1 350 GON Collado de Carmona, Cantabria 2012 11 12.79 S 10.1 TK 20.3T 77 4 3 0.1 20 GON Pandorado, León 2012 11 6.78 S 10.2 TK 20.3T 77 4 3 0.1 30 GON Pandorado, León 2012 11 4.79 S 10.1 TK 20.3T 77 4 3 0.1 30 GON Collada del Fresno - Sierra del Aramo, Asturias (m2=13.0 [AQ]. Broad tail spanning from 0 deg. to 60 deg., 0.1° in p.a. 30 deg.) 2012 10 19.80 S 10.6 TK 20.3T 77 4 2/ GON Pico Cueto - Busfrío - Cudillero, Asturias 2012 10 12.79 S 11.5 TT 20.3L 63 2 5 GUZ Szklary (Bright and easy to see, moderately condensed.) 2012 10 7.838 M 11.9 AQ 30.5T 73 2.0 5 DIJ Burlage 2012 10 7.835 S 11.7 AQ 30.5T 73 1.7 3/ BOU Burlage, Germany 2012 10 6.785 S 11.6 AQ 15.6L 58 2.0 4 BOU Sint Annen 2012 10 5.82 S 10.5 TK 20.3T 77 5 2/ GON Ranedo de Curueño, León (Asymmetric coma.) 2012 9 19.861 S 12.5 AQ 30.5T 95 1.5 4/ BOU Burlage, Germany 2012 9 19.854 S 11.9 AQ 30.5T 95 1.0 5 DIJ Burlage 2012 9 13.88 S 11.1 TK 20.3T 77 5 3 GON Alto del Castro, León (Brighter than expected. Asymmetric coma, m2=13.5 [AQ].) 2012 9 9.848 S 13.5 AQ 30.5T 117 0.6 3/ DIJ Burlage 2012 9 9.847 S 13.4 AQ 30.5T 117 1.0 4 BOU Burlage, Germany 2012 8 21.94 S 13.7 AQ 20.3T 133 0.7 6 GON Alto del Castro, León (Nearby field stars checked in DSS. Mountain location, very clear sky.) 2012 8 19.88 S 13.6 HS 20.3L 63 0.8 5 GUZ Szklary (Very clear sky. Relatively easy to see, small, moderately condensed object.) 2012 7 25.983 S 15.0 AQ 30.5T 179 0.1 6/ DIJ Burlage 2012 7 25.980 S 14.6 AQ 30.5T 179 0.2 7 BOU Burlage, Germany (Small, very faint object. Motion clearly detected after some 15-20 minutes.) 2012 7 22.96 S 14.2 HN 20.3T 133 0.4 6 GON Alto del Castro, León (Nearby field stars checked in DSS. Comparison stars taken from Henden photometry - UGC 10700 field. Motion observed over a 35-min period. Mountain location, very clear sky.)