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Comet ZTF 24/01/23

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I love a good comet but hadn't managed to see this one previously - mainly due to the freezing weather!

But I set the Tak up last night and and dragged myself out of bed at 5.15 determined to observe it. Struggled at first - the cloth that I use as a  short term covering had frozen solid. It was more like hardboard and in lifting it off I nudged the scope out of alignment. After a few minutes with rapidly numbing fingers I got it re-aligned, connected up Sky Safari on the iPad and there she was!

Very attractive with its green glow and fanlike tail (a really good comet must have a visible tail!) Well worth the effort'

I look forward to the coming weeks when it can be easily seen at a better hour and, hopefully, it will be just a few degrees warmer.

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