Heads-up: Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy reported bright

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Heads-up: Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy reported bright

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From Sky and Telescope

"Discovered on March 10th at magnitude +12, early observations suggested a peak magnitude of +9 in mid-April, assuming it didn't crumble apart en route to an April 23rd perihelion.
Forget that. This fuzzball's already magnitude +7–7.5 and a snap to see in 50-mm binoculars"

C/2017 E4 is currently in Equuleus, rising due east at 04.00 BST approx. and moving towards Pegasus:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... ads-north/
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Brian, thank you for pointing this out..............will certainly go a-searching this, on the next clear morning. Will do a bit os research, plotting etc today!!!! regards maf

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Dear Brian
Unfortunately from what I gather I don't think the bright comet will be observable at a suitable time for me through our back bedroom window - so I doubt I'll be seeing it !?!
Best wishes from Cliff

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Spent a while doing a bit of investigation. Currently near Epsilon Peg and M15 and by 8th-9th April will be near beta Peg and by 20-22 April will be paired with M31 Andromeda. Before sunrise, so will need a good east and north-eastern horizon. Has been seen in basic binoculars. Given clear skies will venture up to Foredown Ridge with 25x52 spotter on tripod regards maf

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