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C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)

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About this observation
Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
02/03/2020 - 22:46
Object
C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
C11 Edge HD + FLI6303
Exposure
25x60s
Tags

This comet is currently brightening quite rapidly (it is probably brighter than 10th mag now in a dark sky) and it has a small perihelion distance of 0.25au. It may become quite a nice object over the next few months as it approaches perihelion but note that some of the brighter predicted magnitudes quoted elsewhere will occur when the comet is at a small elongation. Perihelion is on May 31 when the elongation is 12 degrees.

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