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Year Mn Day MM Mag Ref Scope Pwr coma DC tail p.a. Obs Site 2014 10 21.40 M 10.6 AQ 25.0L 39 1.5 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Diffuse outer coma, inner coma brighter but weakly condensed. Low altitude 6.1°. Zodiacal light, bad seeing conditions near horizon.) 2014 10 19.39 M 10.2 TK 25.0L 39 1.9 5/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma has very diffuse edges, brighter inner coma although diffused with a small, faint, sometimes stellar central condensation. Low altitude 11.1°. Zodiacal light.) 2014 10 16.39 M 9.8 TK 25.0L 39 2 4 4m 130 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma has diffuse edges, slightly brighter inner coma that is elongated to ESE approximately, bluish in colour. Sometimes shows a faint stellaring at centre. Low altitude 11.8°. Zodiacal light.) 2014 10 15.40 M 9.5 TK 25.0L 39 2 4 0.1 110 WYA Walcha, NSW (Close to bright star. Outer coma faint, inner coma bright and moderately condensed. Low altitude 10.7°. Zodiacal light.) 2014 10 9.94 S 8.7 TK 10.0B 20 4 5 GOI Araçatuba 2014 10 8.43 M 8.9 TK 25.0L 39 3.1 5 4m 117 WYA Walcha, NSW (Moon in total eclipse. Low altitude 6.0°. Outer coma diffuse, inner coma slightly elongated to SE. Small bright central condensation visible. Conditions slightly hazy due to dissipating cloud.) 2014 10 7.94 S 8.3 TK 10.0B 20 4 4 GOI Araçatuba (Moonlight.) 2014 10 3.93 M 7.9 TK 10.0B 20 4 5 0.3 130 GOI Araçatuba (Moonlight.) 2014 10 2.37 M 8.1 TK 25.0L 39 2.7 5 10m 121 WYA Walcha, NSW (Moonlight. Coma has bright central condensation, almost stellar, diffuse edges. Outer coma elongated to SSE.) 2014 10 1.38 M 7.7 TK 25.0L 39 2.6 5/ 0.3 127 WYA Walcha, NSW (Moonlight. Coma appears aqua-blue in colour, bright central condensation, sometimes stellar. Outer coma very faint. Coma enhances well in Swan Band filter.) 2014 9 30.94 M 7.3 TK 10.0B 20 5 5 GOI Araçatuba (Moonlight.) 2014 9 30.38 S 7.5 TK 8.0B 20 5 5 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 9 28.94 S 7.1 TK 10.0B 20 5 5 GOI Araçatuba (Moonlight.) 2014 9 28.38 S 7.1 TK 8.0B 20 5 5 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 9 27.38 S 7.0 TK 8.0B 20 6 6 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 9 26.42 S 7.1 AA 10.0B 25 4 6 0.13 140 SEA Cowra, NSW 2014 9 26.38 M 7.1 TK 7.0B 11 6.1 6 0.38 137 WYA Walcha, NSW (Low altitude 17.9°. Close to bright star. Coma has bright central condensation with opaque inner coma and fading to edges, aqua blue in colour. Faint tail visible.) 2014 9 25.94 S 6.9 TK 10.0B 20 6 5 GOI Araçatuba 2014 9 24.38 S 6.6 TK 8.0B 20 6 6 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 9 24.37 M 6.9 TK 7.0B 11 7 6 0.4 157 WYA Walcha, NSW (Low altitude 15.4°. Faint transparent tail. Outer coma diffuse. Bright star-like central condensation.) 2014 9 23.93 M 6.6 TK 10.0B 20 7 6 GOI Araçatuba (Clouds, light polution.) 2014 9 23.41 S 7 :AA 10.0B 25 3 5 & 0.5 150 SEA Cowra, NSW 2014 9 23.39 M 7.0 TK 7.0B 11 8.9 5/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Low altitude 8.6°. Tail visible to South approximately, 13.3 in length.) 2014 9 23.38 S 6.6 TK 8.0B 20 6 6 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 9 23.37 M 7.3 TK 25.0L 39 4.3 6 22m 151 WYA Walcha, NSW (Low altitude 13.6°. Narrow tail visible. Inner coma enhances well in Swan Band filter, bluish in colour. Bright stellar central condensation. Outer coma appears diffuse and transparent with a faint extension to NW approximately.) 2014 9 22.40 S 6.7 AA 3.5B SEA Cowra, NSW (With 25x100B, comet enhanced a little using Swan Band filter. Cc seemed sharper using filter. Straight ion tail, 0.6° long in p.a. 155 deg., merged near coma with diffuse dust tail that spread around to about p.a. 185 deg. Length of this dust feature, very approximately 12'.) 2014 9 22.38 S 6.6 TK 8.0B 20 6 6 20m 170 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 9 21.93 aM 6.5 TK 10.0B 20 7 6 1 170 GOI Araçatuba (Nautical twilight. Comet altitude 7°.) 2014 9 21.39 B 6.7 AA 10.0B 25 0.33 165 SEA Cowra, NSW (Comet's visibility somewhat enhanced through Swan band filter. Central condensation seemed sharper with filter.) 2014 9 20.35 M 7.0 TK 25.0L 39 3.2 5/ 12m 173 WYA Walcha, NSW (Twilight. Comet altitude 9.8°. Coma is diffuse with small bright central condensation. Coma bluish in colour. Enhances using Swan Band filter. Observation ended due to obstruction by trees. Visible using 11x70B but no magn. estimate was able to be made due to obstruction.) 2014 9 18.77 M 6.2:TK 25.0L 39 3.6 5/ 20m 194 WYA Walcha, NSW (Moonlight, twilight. Tail, although faint and transparent, appears straight. Coma shows a bright opaque inner coma with small central condensation, brightness fading to edges, bluish in colour. Low altitude = 6.8°. Magnitude uncertain due to low alt and brightening twilight.) 2014 9 17.35 sS 6.6 TK 10.0B 20 5 4/ GOI Araçatuba (Moonlight, nautical twilight, clouds, comet altitude 9°.) 2014 9 14.35 M 6.8 TK 10.0B 20 5 6 1 240 GOI Araçatuba (Moonlight, nautical twilight.) 2014 9 13.78 S 6.9 TK 5.0R 8 3 6 5m 230 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 9 13.35 M 7.0 TK 10.0B 20 5 6 1.5 240 GOI Araçatuba 2014 9 7.34 S 7.1 TK 5.0B 7 5 4/ GOI Araçatuba 2014 9 7.34 M 7.2 TK 10.0B 20 4 6 1 255 GOI Araçatuba 2014 9 6.33 S 7.3 TK 5.0B 7 5 4/ 20m 250 GOI Araçatuba 2014 9 6.33 M 7.4 TK 10.0B 20 4 6 1 250 GOI Araçatuba 2014 9 3.76 S 8.0 TK 40.5L 76 3 6 15m 260 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 9 3.76 S 7.5 TK 8.0R 12 5 4 0.2 260 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 9 3.75 M 8.3 TK 25.0L 39 3.8 5/ 15m 257 WYA Walcha, NSW (Close to bright stars. Coma has bright central condensation, almost stellar. Fan shaped outer coma. Only the coma enhances well in Swan Band filter. Cloud interfered towards the end of the observation.) 2014 9 3.136 S 7.4:TK 8.0B 15 3 4/ DIJ Burlage (Comet very low at 7.5° and Sun at -13° altitude.) 2014 8 31.78 S 8.6 TK 40.6L 61 2 5/ 20m 260 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 8 31.35 S 8.1 TK 10.0B 20 5 4/ GOI Araçatuba 2014 8 30.34 S 8.1 TK 10.0B 20 5 4 GOI Araçatuba 2014 8 24.36 S 8.4 TK 10.0B 20 4 4/ GOI Araçatuba (Nautical twilight.) 2014 8 17.79 S 9.0 TK 20.3L 61 3 4 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 8 16.35 S 8.9:TK 10.0B 20 3 4 GOI Araçatuba (Moonlight interference.) 2014 8 9.35 S 9.6 TK 22.0L 60 3 4/ GOI Araçatuba 2014 8 8.80 S 10.5 TK 40.6L 76 1.5 5 3m 265 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 8 8.37 S 9.8 TK 22.0L 60 2.5 4 GOI Araçatuba (Civil twilight, Sun -11° altitude.) 2014 8 6.80 S 10.4 AQ 40.6L 76 2 5 3m 260 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 8 6.77 M 10.5 AQ 25.0L 83 1.2 5/ 3m 263 WYA Walcha, NSW (Central condensation small and bright, stellar in periods of good seeing. Condensation offset to the East end of coma with slightly brighter and opaque inner coma elongation to the West, fading to a narrow tail. Only the Inner coma portion enhances using Swan Band filter.) 2014 8 3.80 S 10.4 TK 20.3L 61 2 3/ CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 8 3.80 S 10.5 TK 40.6L 76 2.5 4 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 8 3.36 S 10.0 TK 22.0L 60 2.5 4 GOI Araçatuba (Enhanced image with Swan band filter.) 2014 8 2.36 S 10.2 TK 22.0L 60 2 4 GOI Araçatuba (Enhanced image with Swan band filter.) 2014 8 1.80 S 10.4 TJ 40.6L 76 2 4 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 8 1.77 M 10.7 AQ 25.0L 83 2 5 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma appears elongated to the West with a tail-like extension to the West. Central condensation small and bright and offset to the East. Low altitude = 10.0°.) 2014 7 31.80 S 10.4 TJ 40.6L 76 2 4/ CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 7 30.80 S 10.6 TJ 40.6L 76 2 4 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 7 30.78 M 10.9 TA 25.0L 83 1.8 5/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Low altitude = 12.1°. Difficult, close to bright stars. Diffuse coma elongated to West approximately and mostly even in brightness. Small bright central condensation to the East end of the coma, sometimes appearing stellar in good seeing.) 2014 7 29.78 M 11.0 TA 25.0L 83 1.2 5 WYA Walcha, NSW (Low altitude = 11.0°. Difficult observation, crowded star field. Inner coma bright with small and almost stellar central condensation fading to edges. Also visible at 39x.) 2014 7 28.73 M 10.8 AQ 25.0L 83 2.5 3/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Low altitude = 8.9°. Coma elongated to the West, does not enhance using Swan Band filter. Outer coma diffuse with small moderately condensed central condensation. Hint of tail although very short, appears more like an elongation.)