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Year Mn Day MM Mag Ref Scope Pwr coma DC tail p.a. Obs Site 2014 6 2.47 S 13.5 TJ 40.6L 260 0.5 7 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 5 31.04 M 12.2 AU 22.0L 160 0.8 7 GOI Araçatuba 2014 5 30.42 S 13.0 TJ 40.6L 165 0.7 7 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 5 29.96 M 11.8 AU 22.0L 160 1 7 GOI Araçatuba (Strongly condensed. Fast movement, aproximately 12' in 30 minutes.) 2014 5 29.37 S 12.7 GA 25.4L 114 0.7 7 SEA Cowra, NSW (Almost star-like central condensation. More coma visible than previous observation.) 2014 5 29.34 M 12.9 AQ 25.0L 83 0.7 6 WYA Walcha, NSW (Narrow tail 1.3 in length in p.a. 100 deg. approximately, around 0.5' in width. Outer coma diffuse and small with bright stellar central condensation, m2 approximately magn. 13.3. Rapid motion of 2.5 in a 6m observing period.) 2014 5 28.52 S 13.0 GA 25.4L 114 < 1 SEA Cowra, NSW (Almost like a faint star under poor seeing at 114x. More diffuse but more difficult at 190x. Very rapid motion obvious in real time.) 2014 5 28.38 S 12.8 TJ 40.6L 165 1 6 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2014 5 27.36 M 13.4 AQ 25.0L 83 0.8 6 WYA Walcha, NSW (Rapid motion detected; 2 in 6 mins. Coma is small and very diffuse but shows a stellar central condensation [m2 = 13.6]. Hint of a tail 1.2 in length in p.a. 113 deg. Swan Band filter slightly enhances outer coma but renders central condensation almost invisible.) 2014 5 26.37 M 13.1 AQ 25.0L 83 1 5/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Inner coma shows hints of stellaring at centre in periods of good seeing. Outer coma quite even in brightness and diffused. Hazy conditions. Hint of an elongation to the East approximately. Motion of ~4 to the SSE, noticeable over a 10m period.) 2014 5 22.38 S 13.4 AQ 25.0L 83 1 2 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse with small bright inner coma. Observed over 35m period, rapid motion very noticeable. Thin hazy cloud passing through field made observation difficult. Low altitude = 14.5°.) 2014 5 19.956 M 14.0 TA 30.5T 139 0.2 8 DIJ Burlage 2014 5 19.953 M 13.9 TA 30.5T 139 0.25 8 BOU Burlage, Germany (Faint, near-stellar object with slight nebulosity. Fast motion obvious after a couple of minutes.) 2014 5 3.54 I[14.3 HS 40.0L 257 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (It is predicted to be 11th magnitude at the end of this month. But it was not visible.)