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Old 07-09-2015, 09:27 PM
SpaceTas (Stefan)
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Comet Catalina 07 Sep 2015

We had a break in the clouds, and I got a reasonable view of the comet in an 8" dob. I found it by sweeping with a low power eyepiece. It's obvious. It may have been just visible in the finder, but that may have been near the cluster NGC 5822. The comet had a star like nucleus (no stars brighter than 11) show up on Stellarium. I kept getting glimpse of short tail with an asymmetry in the coma brighter on the south side of the coma. There was an impression of a stub of a tail that was narrower than the coma. I was using averted vision. Conditions were dark, but light polluted, with a hint of mist. A cloud patch stopped observation. Hope there is some nice image as a comparison.

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