Reports from Geisei Observatory <September 20, 2006>
Observation of Barnard 2
For the first time in many days I observed Barnard 2 under clear skies
in the wake of a typhoon.
2006UT m1 Daia. DC Trans. Seeing. Inst. Obs.
Sept.20.50556 11.2 8' 2 4/5 3/5 20cmR60x T.Seki
The comet has reached 67 degrees in declination and is easy
to observe. However, it has faded considerably while still diffused. It
is extremely faint in the 20cm refractor. In photographs only the central
part of the coma is visible with a sharp stellar nucleus shining at 14.4
magnitude. 4P/Faye, now visible to the naked eye, looks much brighter than