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Comet 2018V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto

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Observer
Peter Carson
Time of observation
18/11/2018 - 05:36
Object
Comet 2018V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto
Observing location
Leigh on sea nr Southend Essex
Equipment
315mm reflector
Paramount
UV/IR cut filter
unguided
Exposure
15 x 60 sec's
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C/2018V1 in a misty nautical twilight dawn sky. Despite the poor conditions the ion tail is still showing and there are hints of a dust tail at around pa 100. The comet was behind local buildings as viewed from my observatory until after the dawn sky had started brightening.

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