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AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS FIND A BRIGHT NEW COMET
« on: Nov 12, 2018, 17:25:10 »
There's a new comet in the morning sky. Discovered just last week by three amateur astronomers--one in Arizona and two in Japan--Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto (C/2018 V1) has quadrupled in brightness over the past few days. "It is now glowing like a fuzzy 8th magnitude star in the constellation Virgo," reports Michael J├Ąger of Turmkogel, Austria, who photographed it on Nov. 11th:
http://spaceweather.com/ for more.
Roger
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