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Reports from Geisei Observatory<July 5, 2000>

• C/1999 S4(LINEAR)
Fine weather continues. LINEAR was photographed for a 10-minute exposure. The comet has become more impressive. The magnitude was 6.8 and the tail was longer than 30'. The question now is if it will be a naked-eye object at the closest approach on July 26. I hope I can show you color photos of this comet next.

C/1999 S4(LINEAR)
3:30 on July 5, 2000
10-minute exposure on 6415 film
60cm reflector at Geisei Observatory

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