Comet C/2018Y1 Iwamoto

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TimW
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Comet C/2018Y1 Iwamoto

Unread post by TimW » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:35 am

This comet just made it's closest approach to earth. It is currently located in the constellation of Cancer with an approximate magnitude 5 which makes it visible in binoculars. It's a fast mover and is projected to dim to a magnitude 7.4 by March 1st.
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Re: Comet C/2018Y1 Iwamoto

Unread post by Pete » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:50 am

And it should be clear on Saturday night :-) BUT upon checking it turns out that the comet will be in close proximity to Luna and not be observable. :-(
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