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 Post subject: Comet 2015 WZ (PanSTARRS)
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 12:19 pm 
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This has been a surprise package: it was expected to be around 17th magnitude this month, but recently appears to have flared up to magnitude 12.
It's in Lacerta at the moment and its track takes it through Cygnus towards Draco.
So it rises in the SE after midnight, but will be circumpolar next month.

Its current position is shown on Heavens Above:
http://www.heavens-above.com/comet.aspx?cid=C%2F2015%20WZ&


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 Post subject: Re: Comet 2015 WZ (PanSTARRS)
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:44 am 
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I managed to detect it overnight, using the iTelescope T7 in Spain (a 17" corrected Dall-Kirkham astrograph!):
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File comment: Comet 2015 WZ on 24-May. Single 4-min tracked exposure with Planewave 17" CDK at f/6.8.
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But there was a Full Moon up - it should be much better early next month, when the sky is darker and the comet is high in the sky.


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