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Hope you got something useful for your efforts Neil. I dragged myself out of bed this morning to bag this comet, I hate morning comets, particularly at this time of year! I went out at 3am and it was a lot lower in the sky than I was anticipating. There was a lot of haze and high clouds were feeding in from the North East. I used my 20x80 binos first and it was relatively easy to find not far from arcturus though not as bright as I anticipated. Tail was pretty obvious. I stayed out until 4 waiting for conditions to improve hoping I could get in the obsy and have a better look but sadly it was not to be. Hopefully get a day in the next few days. 

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3 hours ago, skyhog said:

Hope you got something useful for your efforts Neil. I dragged myself out of bed this morning to bag this comet, I hate morning comets, particularly at this time of year! I went out at 3am and it was a lot lower in the sky than I was anticipating. There was a lot of haze and high clouds were feeding in from the North East. I used my 20x80 binos first and it was relatively easy to find not far from arcturus though not as bright as I anticipated. Tail was pretty obvious. I stayed out until 4 waiting for conditions to improve hoping I could get in the obsy and have a better look but sadly it was not to be. Hopefully get a day in the next few days. 

Hi Skyhog. your observation tells me a lot. Especially about seeing the tail. I had no choice but to setup where i did.  The sky heavily light polluted. Took ages to find resorting to 20x80 binos. Appearing more like a fuzzy patch than anything else. No  tail. Even with a camera slowed right down. Barely any sign of a tail. perhaps a hint.

It is clearly the comet though. As can be seen by the movement against the starry background. So to answer your question the image wasnt showing much. Hence the film. Which is more interesting showing its movement i thought.

Cheers

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34 minutes ago, skyhog said:

Just watched the anim there Neil. Very nice and certainly similar to how I found it in the binos. If the weather plays ball I'd like to catch this before dawn in the next few days, fingers crossed... 

Cheers skyhog. And good luck when you try

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