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Year Mn Day MM Mag Ref Scope Pwr coma DC tail p.a. Obs Site 2017 1 24.82 S 13.9 UV 40.0L 257 0.9 2/ YOS Mt. Hanadate, Ibaraki (Unexpectedly still visible.) 2016 12 29.71 S 13.2 AQ 40.6L 165 0.8 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW (Close to mag. 12 star.) 2016 12 5.23 S 10.8 TK 20.3T 77 3 1/ GON Pico del Pozo de la Nieve - Sierra de la Bobia, Asturias (Zodiacal light.) 2016 12 2.83 S 13.3 AU 40.0L 144 1.1 2 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Bright and still well visible.) 2016 12 1.71 S 13.7 AQ 25.0L 83 0.7 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse, slight brightening to centre. Sky slightly hazy, ground fog at observing site.) 2016 11 30.23 S 10.7 TK 20.3T 100 4 1/ GON Les Retuertes - Sierra del Aramo, Asturias (Zodiacal light.) 2016 11 28.192 S 12.1 AQ 30.5T 102 0.9 1 DIJ Burlage 2016 11 28.188 S 12.2 AQ 30.5T 102 1.3 2 BOU Burlage, Germany 2016 11 25.24 S 10.6 TK 20.3T 100 4 2 GON Sierra de Tineo, Asturias (Some moonlight interference.) 2016 11 4.83 S 12.2 TA 40.0L 144 1.0 1 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Hard to see due to a nearby bright star.) 2016 11 2.23 S 9.3 TK 20.3T 77 8 2 GON Mallo de Luna, León (Zodiacal light. Altitude 26°.) 2016 11 1.72 S 12.8 AQ 25.0L 83 1 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Low altitude 10.4°. Poor seeing. Difficult due to proximity to 11.6 mag star, 1’away. Diffuse coma, slight brightening to centre.) 2016 10 20.83 S 12.6 TA 40.0L 257 0.8 2 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Moonlight. I observed it in late time in the morning twilight. Diffuse, but it seems to large.) 2016 10 11.74 S 12.3 AQ 25.0L 83 1.3 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse. Does not enhance in Swan Band filter. Low altitude 8.0°.) 2016 10 5.75 S 12.3 AQ 25.0L 83 1.6 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse, slight brightening to centre. Does not enhance in Swan Band filter. Slight interference by twilight. Low altitude 8.5°.) 2016 10 5.151 S 11.4 AQ 30.5T 73 2.0 3 BOU Burlage, Germany (Altitude 14.3°. Some interference from zodiacal light.) 2016 10 5.150 S 11.4 AQ 30.5T 73 1.6 3/ DIJ Burlage 2016 10 3.20 S 8.8 TK 20.3T 77 8 2 GON Alto del Castro, León (Magn. 10.8 star [TK] in coma. Zodiacal light. Altitude 19°.) 2016 9 29.20 S 8.9 TK 20.3T 77 8 2 GON Alto del Castro, León (Zodiacal light. Altitude 19°.) 2016 9 27.76 S 12.0:AQ 25.0L 83 1.1 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Magnitude uncertain due to low altitude [7.9°] encroaching twilight and moonlight. Very diffuse, slight brightening to centre. No enhancement in Swan Band filter.) 2016 9 9.19 S 9.2 TK 20.3T 77 6 2/ GON Alto del Trichero, León (Altitude 16°. Zodiacal light. Astronomical twilight.)
2009 4 24.879 S 12.0 TA 31.0J 72 2.4 0/ BOU Lauwersoog 2009 4 20.93 S 10.1 TK 20.3T 77 5 2 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 4 20.877 S 11.8 TA 31.0J 89 2.5 1 BOU Lauwersoog 2009 4 18.923 S 10.6 TA 31.0J 72 1.8 0/ DIJ Burlage 2009 4 18.921 S 11.5 TA 31.0J 72 2.5 1 BOU Burlage, Germany (Comet close to star of magn. 10.5 [TA].) 2009 3 29.854 S 10.8 TA 31.0J 58 2.4 2 DIJ Burlage 2009 3 29.853 S 10.7 TA 31.0J 58 3.5 1 BOU Burlage, Germany 2009 3 26.94 S 9.5 TK 20.3T 77 5 2 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 3 26.93 S 9.3 TK 10.0B 25 6 2 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 3 21.90 S 9.5 TK 20.3T 77 6 2 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León (Several stars inside the coma, the brightest being mag. 10.0 [TK].) 2009 3 21.828 S 10.7:TK 30.5T 56 1 COM Roden (Hazy sky, very difficult object.) 2009 3 21.01 S 9.5 TK 20.3T 77 6 1/ GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2009 3 20.856 S 10.2 TA 31.0J 58 2 2/ DIJ Burlage 2009 3 20.855 S 10.4 TA 31.0J 58 3.5 2/ BOU Burlage, Germany 2009 3 19.840 S 10.1 TK 15.5L 50 2.8 2/ DIJ Burlage 2009 3 19.838 S 10.3 TA 31.0J 58 3.5 2 BOU Lauwersoog 2009 3 18.84 S 10.2 TI 41.0L 72 2.2 3 RES Szamotuly 2009 3 17.90 S 9.8 TI 7.0B 15 2 3/ RES Szamotuly 2009 3 17.849 S 9.9 TK 31.0J 58 4 2 BOU Lauwersoog 2009 3 17.824 S 10.5 TK 8.0B 15 3.5 1 DIJ Burlage 2009 3 15.89 S 9.5 TK 10.0B 25 6 2 GON Aralla, León (Several stars inside the coma, the brightest being mag. 10.5 [Tycho-2].) 2009 3 12.85 S 9.1 TK 10.0B 25 5 2 GON Sierra del Aramo, Asturias 2009 3 2.967 S 9.2 TK 8.0B 15 5 1/ DIJ Burlage 2009 2 26.03 S 10.0 TK 20.3T 67 6 2 BIV Pico Veleta, Spain 2009 2 25.90 S 8.6 TK 10.0B 25 10 2/ GON Pandorado, León 2009 2 25.02 S 10.1 TK 20.3T 67 6 2 BIV Pico Veleta, Spain 2009 2 22.92 S 8.6 TK 10.0B 25 7 2/ GON Pandorado, León 2009 2 20.97 S 8.5 TK 10.0B 25 9 2 GON Golpejar de la Tercia, León 2009 2 17.830 S 8.7 TK 8.0B 15 7 3 DIJ Burlage 2009 2 14.81 S 9.1 TK 10.0B 30 5 2/ GIL Noordwijk aan Zee (Comet close to magn. 9 star.) 2009 2 14.809 S 9.0 TK 30.5T 56 & 5 2 COM Roden 2009 2 14.792 S 8.7 TK 8.0B 15 7 3/ DIJ Burlage (Comet close to a magn. 9.0 star.) 2009 2 14.770 S 8.9:TK 8.0B 15 7 2 BOU Sint Annen (Star of magn. 9.0 [TK] near edge of coma.) 2009 2 14.80 S 9.4 TK 25.6L 42 8 2 BIV Versailles 2009 2 13.93 S 8.6 TK 10.0B 25 10 2/ GON Pandorado, León 2009 2 12.816 S 8.6 TK 8.0B 15 8 3/ DIJ Burlage (Comet close to magn. 10.3 star.) 2009 2 11.835 S 8.8 TK 8.0B 15 6 3 DIJ Burlage 2009 1 31.87 S 8.9:TK 10.0B 20 6 4 GIL Noordwijk aan Zee 2009 1 30.95 S 8.4 TK 5.0B 10 10 2 GON Lavares - Villaviciosa, Asturias 2009 1 30.93 S 8.8 TK 10.0B 20 7 4 GIL Noordwijk aan Zee 2009 1 30.899 S 8.6 TK 8.0B 15 8 2/ BOU Sint Annen 2009 1 30.882 S 8.6 TK 8.0B 15 9 3 DIJ Burlage 2009 1 25.823 S 8.6 TK 6.0B 15 8 3 DIJ Burlage 2009 1 21.914 S 8.6 TK 8.0B 15 10 3/ DIJ Burlage 2009 1 20.958 S 8.7 TK 8.0B 15 7 3 DIJ Burlage (Comet close to magn. 9 star.) 2009 1 18.906 S 8.6 TK 8.0B 15 8 2/ DIJ Burlage 2009 1 18.842 S 8.5 TK 8.0B 15 9 2/ BOU Sint Annen 2009 1 18.820 S 8.9 TK 30.5T 56 & 6 1/ COM Roden (Comet large and very diffuse.) 2009 1 17.910 S 8.7 TK 8.0B 15 9 3 DIJ Burlage 2009 1 16.86 S 8.4 TK 5.0B 10 12 2 GON Alto de la Colladiella, Mieres, Asturias 2009 1 14.45 S 8.8 AA 10.0B 25 8 SEA The Entrance, NSW 2009 1 13.70 S 8.7 TK 5.0B 10 9 2 GRA Råholt (Faintly seen, at correct location, in astronomical twilight, and before moonrise. NEL = 6.0 [approx.].) 2009 1 1.90 S 8.8 TK 7.0R 20 8 1/ GRA Årnes (Comet faintly, but definitely seen, as an ill-defined glow. Its surface brightness appeared quite similar to the Merope nebula in M45. Some interference from clouds, otherwise favourable conditions.) 2009 1 1.79 S 8.3 TK 5.0B 10 10 2 GON Sierra de Fario, Sariego, Asturias 2008 12 31.44 S 9.3 AA 10.0B 25 SEA The Entrance, NSW (Enhanced with Swan Band filter.) 2008 12 30.93 S 9.0 TK 7.0R 32 7 1/ GRA Tryvann, Oslo (Comet only seen with difficulty due to its low surface brightness [considerably inferiour to that of M33] and proximity to two mag. 9-10 stars. It was not seen when using lower magnification [20x] and through 10x50 binoculars. Clear sky, NEL = 5.5 [approx.] in direction of comet.) 2008 12 30.46 S 9.3 AA 10.0B 25 SEA The Entrance, NSW (Marginal in humid sky.) 2008 12 29.97 S 10.3 TK 40.7L 58 4 3 BIV Versailles 2008 12 28.841 S 8.8 TK 8.0B 15 10 4/ DIJ Burlage 2008 12 28.840 S 8.9 TK 8.0B 15 7.5 3 BOU Burlage, Germany 2008 12 28.80 S 8.4 TK 10.0B 25 12 2/ GON Alto de la Colladiella, San Martín del Rey Aurelio, Asturias 2008 12 28.44 S 9.4 AA 10.0B 25 9 SEA The Entrance, NSW (More clearly visible; somewhat enhanced using Swan Band filter.) 2008 12 27.978 S 9.4 TK 31.0J 58 5 3/ BOU Sint Annen 2008 12 27.70 V 10.0:TA 10.9R 5.6 QVA Borrevannet, Horten 2008 12 26.993 S 10.1 AC 25.0L 53 2 8 LOO Genk 2008 12 26.93 V 9.8:TA 10.9R 6.5 QVA Borrevannet, Horten 2002 12 26.772 S 9.3 TA 31.0J 58 5 3 BOU Lauwersoog 2008 12 25.941 S 10.8 AC 25.0L 53 0.5 8 LOO Genk 2002 12 25.866 S 9.3 TA 31.0J 58 5 3/ BOU Sint Annen 2008 12 22.50 S 9.9 AA 10.0B 25 6 SEA The Entrance, NSW (Very marginal under prevailing conditions, but possibly enhanced through Swan band filter.) 2008 12 20.86 S 9.8 TK 20.3T 77 7 2/ GON Garaño - La Magdalena, León 2002 12 20.738 S 9.9 TA 15.6L 36 3.5 3/ BOU Sint Annen 2008 12 19.82 S 9.6 TK 10.0B 25 9 2/ GON Bobia - Soto y Amío, León 2008 12 3.881 S 11.9 TA 31.0J 72 1.2 2 DIJ Sint Annen 2008 12 3.880 S 11.6 TA 31.OJ 72 2.1 3 BOU Sint Annen 2008 11 24.840 S 12.3 TA 31.0J 109 0.8 3 DIJ Sint Annen 2008 11 24.835 S 12.3 TA 31.0J 109 1.2 3 BOU Sint Annen 2008 11 23.45 S 12.6 TA 40.0L 144 1.3 3 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma 2008 11 22.43 S 12.2 TA 40.0L 144 1.5 5 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Juan José González reported it became unexpectedly bright, so I observed it. I was very surprised that the comet is very bright. Looks typical comatary. Not small.) 2008 11 19.81 S 11.9 TK 20.3T 133 1.7 5 GON Alto del Trichero - Soto y Amío, León 2008 11 16.80 S 12.2 TK 20.3T 133 1.7 5 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León (Significantly brighter than expected.)