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Old 31-08-2011, 12:19 AM
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Comet Garrad

A couple of sketches from last week. Open clusters NGC6067 & 6087 in Norma. I wanted to redo these from a dark site at the weekend but didn't take my cloud blaster with me.

From my backyard NGC6067 appeared to have some slight nebulosity at the center although I don't know if this was due to the higher density of stars some of which I could not resolve.

NGC6087 is much more open and has a hook asterism in the middle.

From tonight, I observed comet 2009 P1 Garrad. I went back to it every hour or so to track its motion through the background stars of Sagitta. The nucleus was clearly brighter than the surrounding coma. I put the overall surface brightness about the same as a nearby star listed as mag 10.65
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