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Reports from Geisei Observatory <January 10, 2008>

Brightened Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

    This comet is easy to see in the near-zenith evening sky. It was 12.5 magnitude in a photograph taken on January 4.

13-minute exposure, 22:26, January 4, 2008 (J.S.T.)
60cm f/4 reflector, TMY 400 film

Naked-eye comet Tuttle

@This comet rapidly moved to the south across the evening sky. It was at its brightest from late December to early January and faintly visible to the naked-eye at 5th magnitude.

5-minute exposure from 21:40, January 6, 2008 (J.S.T.)
60cm f/4 reflector, TX 400 film

Copyright (C) 2008 Tsutomu Seki.