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Year Mn Day MM Mag Ref Scope Pwr coma DC tail p.a. Obs Site 2016 7 31.37 S 11.1 AQ 25.0L 39 2.6 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma diffuse, slight brightening to centre, weakly condensed. Does not enhance in Swan Band filter. Zodiacal light interference; Low altitude 12.9°.) 2016 7 28.35 S 11.2 AQ 25.0L 39 3.7 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Outer coma transparent and diffuse, slight brightening to centre. Low altitude 17.5°. Zodiacal light interference.) 2016 7 25.35 S 10.9 AQ 25.0L 39 2.5 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma enhances slightly using Swan Band filter. Coma diffuse with slight brightening to centre. Low altitude 17.9°. Zodiacal light interference.) 2016 7 23.35 S 11.3 AQ 25.0L 39 2.7 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse with slightly brighter central condensation but weakly condensed. Enhances slightly in Swan Band filter. Low altitude 17.7°. Zodiacal light interference. Very windy conditions.) 2016 7 2.91 S 8.1 TK 20.3T 77 9 2 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León (Astronomical twilight. Very low altitude 6°. Comparison stars at the same altitude as the comet.) 2016 7 2.35 S 11.2 AQ 25.0L 39 2 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Inner coma enhances in Swan Band filter. Coma slightly elongated to the East. Outer coma diffuse, brightening to an opaque and moderately condensed centre, pale aqua-blue in colour. Slight interference by zodiacal light. Altitude 19°.) 2016 6 27.92 S 8.2 TK 20.3T 77 8 2/ GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León (Astronomical twilight. Very low altitude: 6°. Comparison stars at the same altitude as the comet.) 2016 5 31.92 S 10.2 TK 20.3T 77 6 2 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2016 5 6.37 S 12.0 AQ 40.6L 165 1.2 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 5 4.49 S 12.0 TA 40.0L 144 1.0 3 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma 2016 5 4.37 M 12.1 AQ 25.0L 83 1.4 4 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma shows brightening to centre, moderately condensed. Outer coma transparent, close to mag 13.3 star. Does not enhance in Swan Band filter. Faintly visible at x39. Slight interference by zodiacal light.) 2016 5 2.46 S 11.6 TJ 40.0L 144 1.9 2/ YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (The sky condition was good and it was easy to see.) 2016 5 1.50 S 11.9 TA 40.0L 144 1.2 3 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Diffuse.) 2016 4 10.847 S 12.5 AQ 30.5T 102 1 0/ DIJ Burlage 2016 4 10.843 S 11.9 AQ 30.5T 102 1.4 2/ BOU Burlage, Germany 2016 4 9.52 S 11.7 TA 40.0L 144 1.3 2 YOS Mt. Hanadate, Ibaraki (Hard to see due to thin clouds. It was located nearby open cluster M35.) 2016 4 8.849 S 12.4 AQ 25.4J 88 1.5 2 BOU Sint Annen 2016 4 2.41 S 12.4 AQ 25.0L 83 1.3 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Outer coma diffuse, slightly brighter inner coma, moderately condensed. Does not enhance in Swan Band filter. Faintly visible at 39x but best observed at 83x.) 2016 3 31.39 S 12.5 AQ 25.0L 83 1.3 2/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma diffuse, slight brightening to centre. Faint background stars in coma. Does not enhance in Swan Band filter.) 2016 3 22.46 S[12.5 AU 40.0L 257 !0.9 YOS Mt. Hanadate, Ibaraki (Not visible due to strong moonlight. It was located near the Crab Nebula, but I could not enjoy the rendezvous.) 2016 3 3.46 S 13.0 AQ 40.6L 260 0.7 3 CAM Warners Bay, NSW 2016 2 29.86 S 12.7 AQ 20.3T 100 1.1 5 GON Pandorado, León 2016 2 29.45 S 13.3 TA 25.0L 83 0.8 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Circular coma, very diffuse with an opaque centre fading to semi-transparent outer edges. Slight interference by zodiacal light. Close to mag 13.7 star 0.6 away. Does not enhance in Swan Band filter.) 2016 1 30.46 S 13.8 AQ 25.0L 83 1 3 WYA Walcha, NSW (Does not enhance in Swan Band filter. Coma small and very diffuse with slight brightening to centre.) 2015 12 30.49 S 13.6 AQ 25.0L 83 0.6 1/ WYA Walcha, NSW (Difficult due to proximity of bright stars. Diffuse coma, slight brightening to centre tail. Sky Quality Meter reading at zenith [altitude = 1250m] = 21.82. Limiting magnitude +15.0 plus.) 2015 12 29.47 S 13.2 TA 25.0L 166 0.5 1 WYA Walcha, NSW (Coma very diffuse, difficult. Visible at 83x but hard to make measurements.)
2010 8 6.90 S 12.2 TK 20.3T 100 1.2 3 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2010 7 31.96 S 12.6:AU 22.0L 160 1.5 4 GOI Araçatuba 2010 7 11.95 S 12.2 AU 22.0L 160 1.5 4 GOI Araçatuba 2010 7 11.89 S 12.6 HS 20.3T 67 1.5 2 BIV Pico-Veleta, Spain 2010 7 10.90 S 12.8 HS 20.3T 67 1.5 2 BIV Pico-Veleta, Spain 2010 7 9.95 S 12.0 AU 22.0L 160 2 3/ GOI Araçatuba 2010 7 9.91 S 12.6 HS 20.30 67 2.0 2 BIV Pico-Veleta, Spain 2010 7 6.89 S 12.9 HS 20.30 67 2.0 3 BIV Pico-Veleta, Spain 2010 7 4.98 S 11.8 TK 20.3T 160 2.5 3 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2010 7 1.96 S 11.7 AU 22.0L 160 2 4 GOI Araçatuba 2010 6 16.02 S 11.4 AU 22.0L 160 2.5 4 GOI Araçatuba 2010 6 12.00 S 11.0 TK 22.0L 160 3 4 GOI Araçatuba 2010 6 9.06 S 10.8 TK 22.0L 160 3 4 GOI Araçatuba 2010 6 5.96 S 10.5 TK 22.0L 60 4 4/ GOI Araçatuba 2010 6 3.98 S 10.1 TK 20.3T 77 4 3/ GON Alto del Trichero - Soto y Amío, León 2010 6 1.00 S 10.5 TK 22.0L 60 4 4 GOI Araçatuba 2010 5 29.94 S 10.6 TK 22.0L 160 3 4 GOI Araçatuba 2010 5 22.07 S 9.7 TK 20.3T 77 4.5 4/ 0.1 300 GON Alto del Castro - Aralla, León 2010 5 21.14 S 10.4 TK 22.0L 60 3 4 GOI Araçatuba 2010 5 19.970 S 11.5 TK 20.0L 43 1.5 4 LOO Genk 2010 5 19.57 S 9.6 AA 10.0B 25 6 SEA Cowra, NSW 2010 5 18.52 S 9.7 AA 10.0B 25 SEA Cowra, NSW 2010 5 18.15 S 10.8 TK 20.3L 40 4.5 5 0.25 290 BIV Chile 2010 5 17.981 S 10.1 TK 8.0B 15 4 3 DIJ Burlage 2010 5 17.951 S 10.3 TA 31.0J 58 3.5 3/ BOU Lauwersoog 2010 5 17.08 S 10.2 TK 22.0L 60 3 4/ GOI Araçatuba 2010 5 17.00 S 9.6 TK 20.3T 77 4.5 4/ 0.2 300 GON Cueto Rosales - Riello, León 2010 5 15.51 S 9.7:AA 10.0B 25 SEA Cowra, NSW (Comet close to star.) 2010 5 14.16 S 10.0 TK 22.0L 60 4 4/ GOI Araçatuba 2010 5 13.14 S 10.0 TK 22.0L 60 4 4/ GOI Araçatuba 2010 5 12.51 S 9.6 AA 10.0B 25 3 SEA Cowra, NSW 2010 5 9.992 S 9.9 TK 8.0B 15 4 2/ DIJ Burlage 2010 5 9.18 S 10.4 TK 20.3L 40 4.0 5 0.2 280 BIV Chile 2010 5 7.55 S 9.6 AA 10.0B 25 SEA The Entrance, NSW 2010 5 5.96 S 9.4 TK 20.3T 77 5 5 0.2 300 GON Pandorado, León 2010 5 5.938 S 10.0 TK 25.0L 43 1.5 3 LOO Genk 2002 5 5.918 S 10.0 TK 31.0J 58 3.5 4 BOU Lauwersoog 2010 5 4.027 S 9.6 TK 8.0B 15 4 2/ DIJ Burlage 2010 5 2.50 S 9.9 TJ 40.0L 36 6 6 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (The coma overlapped a 10.5-mag star.) 2010 5 1.942 S 9.7 TK 15.5L 50 4 2/ DIJ Burlage 2010 5 1.51 S 9.9 TJ 40.0L 36 5.5 7 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Strongly condensed. Very bright with a large coma. The coma seems elongated.) 2010 4 30.883 S 9.6 TK 8.0B 15 4 3 DIJ Burlage 2010 4 21.58 S 9.3 AA 10.0B 25 SEA The Entrance, NSW 2010 4 20.56 S 9.4 AA 10.0B 25 3 SEA The Entrance, NSW 2010 4 19.98 S 9.3 TK 13.0L 65 3.5 5 SID Korenovsk 2010 4 18.928 S 9.4 TK 15.5L 50 4 4 DIJ Burlage 2010 4 18.04 S 9.9 TK 25.6L 42 3.0 6 0.2 280 BIV Versailles 2010 4 17.935 S 9.5 TK 31.0J 58 3 5 0.25 285 BOU Lauwersoog (Star of magn. 11.3 [TA] in coma.) 2010 4 17.09 S 9.3 TK 20.3T 77 5 4/ 0.3 300 GON La Cruz - Lieres, Asturias 2010 4 16.916 S 9.5 TK 31.0J 58 3.2 4/ BOU Lauwersoog 2010 4 16.871 S 9.5 TK 8.0B 15 4 3 DIJ Burlage 2010 4 14.961 S 9.4 TK 31.0J 58 5 4/ 0.22 265 DIJ Burlage 2010 4 14.960 S 9.4 TK 31.0J 58 3.5 4/ 0.25 280 BOU Burlage, Germany 2010 4 14.76 S 9.4 TK 13.0L 65 5 5 SID Korenovsk 2010 4 12.957 S 9.3 TK 8.0B 15 4.5 4 0.13 289 DIJ Burlage 2010 4 12.94 M 9.1 TK 13.0L 65 3.4 4 NOV Konchezero 2010 4 12.54 S 9.3 AA 10.0B 25 4 5 0.5 290 SEA Cowra, NSW 2010 4 11.70 S 9.7 TK 13.0L 65 5 5 SID Korenovsk 2010 4 11.51 S 9.3 AA 25.4L 71 3 5 0.5 290 SEA Cowra, NSW 2010 4 10.927 S 9.5 TK 31.0J 58 3 4 0.22 279 DIJ Burlage 2010 4 10.924 S 9.5 TK 31.0J 58 3.5 4/ 0.25 280 BOU Burlage, Germany 2010 4 10.15 S 9.2 TK 10.0B 25 6 5/ 0.4 300 GON Cueto Rosales - Riello, León 2010 4 10.14 S 9.5 TK 20.3T 77 5 5 0.4 300 GON Cueto Rosales - Riello, León 2010 4 8.959 S 9.4 TK 15.5L 36 4 4 BOU Garmerwolde 2010 4 8.889 S 9.7 TK 8.0B 15 3.5 2/ DIJ Burlage 2010 4 8.50 S 8.9 AA 10.0B 25 4 0.3 305 SEA Cowra, NSW 2010 4 6.963 S 9.3 TK 15.6L 36 3.5 3/ BOU Garmerwolde 2010 4 6.865 S 9.9 TK 8.0B 15 2.5 2/ DIJ Burlage 2010 4 5.46 S 9.1 AA 10.0B 25 4 SEA Cowra, NSW (In 25.4L at 71x, broad tail of 0.7 degrees in p.a. 274 deg.) 2010 4 5.02 S 9.4 TK 20.3T 77 4.5 5 0.5 290 GON Alto del Trichero, León 2010 4 3.92 M 9.2 TK 13.0L 65 3.8 5 NOV Spasskaya Guba 2010 4 3.92 M 9.2 TK 13.0L 65 4 KIR Spasskaya Guba 2010 3 26.06 S 9.4 TK 13.0L 65 3.5 5 SID Korenovsk 2010 3 25.07 S 9.5 TK 13.0L 65 4 5 SID Korenovsk 2010 3 24.92 S 9.4 TK 13.0L 65 3 5 SID Korenovsk 2010 3 22.142 S 9.4 TK 8.0B 15 3 3 DIJ Burlage 2010 3 17.99 S 9.8 TK 40.7L 58 3.0 5 0.25 290 BIV Blieux 2010 3 17.95 M 9.5 TK 13.0L 25 5.4 5 NOV Vikshitsa fields 2010 3 17.95 M 9.2 TK 13.0L 25 5 5 KIR Vikshitsa fields 2010 3 17.89 S 9.6 TK 13.0L 65 2 4 SID Korenovsk 2010 3 16.98 S 10.4 TK 40.7L 58 3.0 6 0.3 290 BIV Blieux 2010 3 16.00 S 10.6 TK 40.7L 58 2.5 6 0.3 290 BIV Blieux 2010 3 15.14 M 9.5 TK 20.3T 77 4.5 5/ 0.3 290 GON Aralla, León 2010 3 14.99 S 10.6 TK 40.7L 58 2.5 6 0.2 290 BIV Blieux 2010 3 14.917 S 9.0 TK 8.0B 15 4.5 3/ DIJ Burlage 2010 3 14.11 S 10.3 TK 40.7L 58 2.0 6 0.2 290 BIV Blieux 2010 3 10.11 M 9.5 TK 20.3T 77 4.5 5/ 0.2 290 GON Alto del Trichero, León 2010 3 10.02 M 9.5 TK 13.0L 25 4.5 5 NOV Vikshitsa fields 2010 3 10.02 M 9.7 TK 13.0L 65 KIR Vikshitsa fields 2010 3 6.949 S 9.3 TK 15.5L 50 3 3 DIJ Burlage 2010 3 4.958 S 9.2 TK 8.0B 15 3.5 4 DIJ Burlage 2010 2 23.58 S 9.5 AA 25.4L 71 0.2 290 SEA Cowra, NSW 2010 2 21.54 S 9.7 AA 10.0B 25 4 SEA Cowra, NSW 2010 2 20.18 S 9.6 TK 20.3T 77 3.5 5/ 0.2 300 GON Armada - Lena, Asturias 2010 2 20.10 S 10.4 TK 40.7L 58 3.0 4 BIV Versailles 2010 2 19.62 9.6 20.0L 57 3 6 MAT Castlemaine, VIC (First observation. Bright starlike nucleus with a hint of tail in p.a. 290 deg.) 2010 2 17.93 M 10.5 TK 13.0L 65 3 3/ NOV Konchezero 2010 2 16.97 M 10.3 TK 13.0L 65 3.4 3 NOV Konchezero 2010 2 14.18 S 10.4 TK 20.3T 67 2.5 5 0.2 290 BIV Pico Veleta, Spain 2010 2 12.24 S 10.4 TK 20.3T 67 3.0 5 BIV Pico Veleta, Spain Pico Veleta, Spain 2010 2 10.07 S 9.7 TK 20.3T 77 3 5/ 0.2 290 GON Caldas de Luna, León 2010 1 13.09 S 9.7 TK 20.3T 100 3.5 3/ 0.1 290 GON Grandota - Oviedo, Asturias 2010 1 13.067 S 10.5 TK 8.0B 15 2.5 3 DIJ Burlage 2009 12 27.206 S 11.5 AC 25.0L 53 1 2 LOO Genk 2009 12 12.16 S 10.3 TK 20.3T 77 4 3 GON Alto del Castro, León (Elongated coma.) 2009 11 24.17 S 10.5 TK 20.3T 77 4.5 3 GON Alto del Castro, León 2009 11 20.189 S 11.3 TA 31.0J 89 2.5 3/ BOU Sont Annen 2009 11 18.14 S 10.7 TK 20.3T 77 3.5 2/ GON Alto del Castro, León (Elongated coma.) 2009 10 26.20 S 11.2 TK 20.3T 77 4 2/ 0.2 290 GON Alto del Castro, León (Zodiacal light.) 2009 10 16.18 S 11.8 TK 20.3T 100 2 3 GON Alto del Castro, León (Zodiacal light.) 2009 9 29.19 S 12.2 TK 20.3T 100 2 3 GON Alto del Castro, León 2009 9 23.16 S 12.3 TK 20.3T 133 2 3 GON Alto del Castro, León 2009 9 20.80 S 13.7 TA 40.0L 144 0.4 6 YOS Kita-karuizawa, Gunma (Already visible visually. Tiny and moderately condensed. This comet will be bright in early 2010.)
2003 3 22.865 aS 13.8 AC 31.0J 143 0.4 1/ DIJ Lauwersoog 2003 3 22.861 aS 13.8 AC 31.0J 143 0.6 4 BOU Lauwersoog (Small, faint object with some condensation. DSS shows nothing stellar or nebular near calculated position.) 2003 3 2.79 S 13.4 AC 41.0L 121 0.6 3/ RES Szamotuly 2003 3 1.78 S 13.5 AC 41.0L 121 0.5 3/ RES Szamotuly 2003 2 25.77 S 13.6 AC 41.0L 121 0.5 3/ RES Szamotuly 2003 2 24.79 S 13.4 AC 41.0L 121 0.6 3/ RES Szamotuly 2003 2 23.85 S 13.6 AC 41.0L 121 0.5 3 RES Szamotuly 2003 2 22.84 S 13.7 AC 41.0L 121 0.5 3 RES Szamotuly 2002 12 12.00 S 14.0 AC 41.0L 121 0.5 3 RES Szamotuly (Motion checking after 3 hours observation. CBAT elements, chart via Guide8 + USNO + GSC. Limiting magnitude around 15.3 mag.) 2002 12 10.91 S 13.9 AC 41.0L 121 0.6 2 RES Szamotuly (Motion checking after 2 hours observation. CBAT elements, chart via Guide8 + USNO + GSC. Limiting magnitude around 15.6 mag.) 2002 12 9.75 S 14.2 AC 41.0L 121 0.4 3 RES Szamotuly (Motion checking after 2 hours observation. CBAT elements, chart via Guide8 + USNO + GSC. Limiting magnitude around 15.7 mag.)