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11 months 2 days ago #107811 by Fermidox
Comet Africano was created by Fermidox
We've been waiting 20,000 years for this comet to return, and it showed up last night as a faint patch of about mag 10 in my Nexstar SE8. It is currently in northern Perseus and circumpolar from our latitude. Perihelion was on Sep 5 and the comet will continue to approach Earth until Sep 27, but it's not particularly active and is unlikely to get much brighter. So all in all a not very impressive visitor, but brings my observed comet total up to a nice round 30.
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