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Old 22-07-2017, 07:32 PM
Tropo-Bob (Bob)
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This is becoming a familiar story: Found the Comet, but it is smaller and fainter than before.

Actually, I failed to find it with my 80mm triplet, so I tried with the Vixen 100mm ED at 26x. The Comet was just above (East) of a 9th Mag star and was difficult to find. I realised it was near the star and thought that it would be visible with inverted vision if I looked directly at the star. I tried that for about 2 minutes,but It was not visible.

I had to look away from the star and then with inverted vision, I could see the small, faint comet nearby.
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