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A New Comet In Cassiopeia!

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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009, 01:25:14 pm »

Now I understood that circumpolar not always mean easy.  Grin I made my first attempt to find it on Apr.11 evening (21:30 EEST) with 20cm refractor at Poltava gravimetric observatory.

The comet was only 20' S from alpha Cassiopejae, also (as C/2008 T2) in a Milky Way area rich with stars.

The altitude was only 18oN and some haze was quite noticeable (NELM<4.0). The stellar ML (telescope) was 12.0m. Possibly there was something very dim and hazy (noticed by me & other observer) but it was as good as a result of imagination  Wink
IMHO the comet was not brighter than 9.0m.
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