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Reprots from Geisei Observatory <March 9, 2002>

• C/2000 WM1(LINEAR) at dawn
C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR) has become bright at dawn. The following are the results of observation by Mr. Hirohisa Sato.
2002 UT    m1    dia   DC   Trans  Seeing
Mar.9.80   7.6    7     3    4/5    7/10
He observed the comet by 10x7cm binoculars using three comparison stars. There was no report of the tail.

This photograph was taken by Geisei's 60cm reflector in the same morning. Exposure time was 60 seconds and the bright coma with a short tail is visible. The predictions are provided in the OAA Comet Section Reports.
[C/2000 WM1]
C/2000 WM1(LINEAR)
March 9, 2002
60cm reflector at Geisei Observatory
60-second exposure

Copyright (C) 2002 Tsutomu Seki.