Great report Paul!
Congrats on getting VZ 13. It looks like this is one that isn't going to slip through our fingers (eyepieces?). I can sense your love for the comet hunt, just like mine.
Wouldn't it be nice to be hunting for a comet with our name on it?
Maybe I'll try for a look at VZ again now that we've got a dark sky. I am feeling lazy though.
Thanks for posting your adventure!
Comets:40, Best Meteor shwr: Leonids '01, Best Aurora:Oct. '03.
Total.Sol.Eclipse,7/10/72 from Nova Scotia.Annular Sol. Eclipse '94,
Trans.of Venus 2004&2012.,ShoeLevy crash into Jupiter '94.
4/25/66 fireball-9 mag.,SN2011fe,N2012aw,DelphN2013.