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Comet C/2019 Y4

https://phys.org/news/2020-03-comet-atlas.html
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Old 26-03-2020, 09:51 AM
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Thanks for the news about C/2019 Y4. Have known about it for a while and was aware that it was brightening more than predicted but had not seen the orbital map for post perihelion. doesn't seem like we will get a great view from the southern hemisphere though, unfortunately.
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Old 26-03-2020, 10:48 AM
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It will be visible before sunrise after 1/6
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It will be visible before sunrise after 1/6
I hope it is not like Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) which crawled along my horizon just clearing it when it was close to the Sun.
I think this one is at perihelion wholly in the northern hemisphere and below the horizon from my location.
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Old 13-04-2020, 03:54 PM
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Comet ATLAS may have started disintegrating:

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronom...ed-eye-object/

https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-se...-2019-y4-atlas

Oh well, it wasn't going to be that great a view from down under anyway.
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