Comet C/2009 K5 McNaught

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Comet C/2009 K5 McNaught

#1 Post by rwilkinson » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:04 am

This faint new comet may be detectable low down in the North:
http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/09k5.uk
It's tracking just to the West of Cepheus and will be close to Beta Cephei at the start of May.
It's only magnitude 8-9, so would be difficult to see low in the sky, but may show up in CCD images?

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Re: Comet C/2009 K5 McNaught

#2 Post by rwilkinson » Tue May 04, 2010 10:48 am

I finally managed to image this one last night:
http://www.boltonastro.org.uk/Gallery/d ... fullsize=1

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