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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:41 am 
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While idly scanning the Internet I came across a new comet which might reach magnitude 7.5 in a few months. It was discovered by one of the acronymed search programmes: this one called ASAS-SN (or "Assassin) consisting of two separate units called (rather amusingly) "Brutus" and "Cassius". ASAS-SN is an acronym for "All sky Automatic Survey for Supernovae", and Comet is called C/2017 O1, regards maf


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:11 am 
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Right!
Named ASASSN1, official name C/2017 O1.
Some estimates worldwide give 10.0-10.5, it is now a real morning comet, before the twilight still low, now 25 degrees, but climbing! In October reaching zenith (!) and probably mag. 8.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:13 am 
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Interesting...my appetite is wetted! Thanks, Mike.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:59 pm 
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Thanks, I'll watch out for that one.

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