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Year Mn Day MM Mag Ref Scope Pwr coma DC tail p.a. Obs Site 2013 12 12.30 S 10.9 AU 22.0L 60 1.5 4 GOI Araçatuba 2013 12 7.70 S 11.6 AQ 25.0L 83 1.2 1/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma diffuse and almost even in brightness across coma. Outer coma edge transparent. No tail. Close to 13th mag star.) 2013 12 5.70 S 11.7 AQ 25.0L 83 0.9 1/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Crowded star field. Coma small, almost uniform in brightness across coma. No tail.) 2013 11 3.75 S 10.2 TK 10.0B 25 2 4 MAT Swan Hill, VIC 2013 11 3.74 S 9.8 AA 10.0B 25 4 SEA Cowra, NSW 2013 11 2.70 M 10.2 AQ 25.0L 39 2.8 6 WYA Walcha, NSW (Crowded star field. Tail not noticeable. Diffuse outer coma with small bright central condensation.) 2013 10 31.75 S 9.9 TK 10.0B 25 3 5 MAT Swan Hill, VIC 2013 10 31.71 M 9.9 TK 25.0L 39 3.3 5 WYA Walcha, NSW (Star in coma. Enhances in Swan Band filter. Tail 5.2 in length in p.a. 247 deg., very faint.) 2013 10 24.72 M 10.7 TK 25.0L 83 1.9 5 WYA Walcha, NSW (Moonlight, no tail, outer coma very faint. Inner half of coma brighter and circular in appearance with a small and almost stellar central condensation.) 2013 10 15.73 S 9.1 AA 10.0B 25 2 SEA The Entrance, NSW (More readily visible through Swan Band filter. Seems to be more enhanced thro filter than it was in Aug./Sept.) 2013 10 12.76 S 8.9 TK 10.0B 25 3 6 MAT Swan Hill, VIC 2013 10 9.72 S 9.0 AA 10.0B 25 4 SEA The Entrance, NSW (More readily visible through Swan Band filter.) 2013 10 9.69 S 9.0 TK 7.0B 11 5.7 3/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Diffuse coma, no tail. Coma shows slightly compact central condensation. Comet was 16° altitude at time of obs.) 2013 10 8.75 S 8.9 TK 10.0B 25 3 6 MAT Swan Hill, VIC (Moderately condensed coma. Comet appears brighter than anticipated. In a 20-cm reflector, a short dust tail is visible 6' long in p.a 260 deg.) 2013 10 6.32 S 9.1 TK 22.0L 60 3 3 GOI Araçatuba 2013 10 4.72 S 8.4 TK 7.0B 11 10.4 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Diffuse coma, no tail.) 2013 9 29.74 M 8.7 TK 7.0B 11 7.2 5 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma diffuse. No tail. Small condensed inner coma. Moonlight.) 2013 9 28.76 M 9.2 TK 25.0L 39 3.7 6 WYA Walcha, NSW (Moonlight. Tail to the west ~13 in length, very faint and tenuous. Coma has faint edges, gradually brightening to centre with small stellar central condensation.) 2013 9 24.75 M 8.9 TK 25.0L 39 3 4 WYA Walcha, NSW (Moonlight. Coma diffuse with slightly brighter central condensation. Coma elongated to the West approximately. Coma enhances using Swan Band filter.) 2013 9 11.75 M 9.0 TK 25.0L 39 3.4 5/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma bright with almost stellar central condensation. Enhances using Swan Band filter. Tail 5.5 in length in p.a. 264 deg. Very tenuous at the extremities of the tail and was best observed using averted vision and no wider than 4.) 2013 9 4.77 S 8.9 AA 10.0B 25 3 SEA The Entrance, NSW (Somewhat enhanced through Swan Band filter.) 2013 8 24.36 S 9.1:TK 22.0L 160 4 3/ GOI Araçatuba (Nautical twilight. Comet altitude 21°. Moonlight interference, clouds.) 2013 8 17.36 S 8.7 TK 22.0L 60 4 4 GOI Araçatuba (Nautical twilight. Comet altitude 18°.) 2013 8 15.79 M 9.5 TA 25.0L 39 1.6 5 WYA Walcha, NSW (Close to bright star making observation difficult. Slightly affected by twilight.) 2013 8 15.36 S 8.7 TK 10.0B 20 4 3 GOI Araçatuba (Astronomical twilight. Comet altitude 16°.) 2013 8 14.77 M 9.4 TA 25.0L 39 2.5 5/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma bright with even brightness across most of the diameter, faint edges and slightly elongated to the North. Small central condensation appears stellar sometimes. Observed at 8° altitude, close to bright star [6.4]. No tail, inner coma enhances using Swan Band filter.) 2013 8 12.80 S 8.6 AA 10.0B 25 4 5 SEA The Entrance, NSW (Low elevation. Somewhat enhanced through Swan Band filter.)