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Reports from Geisei Observatory<December 24, 2000>

• C/1999 T1(McNaught-Hartley)
This comet is visible low in the southeastern sky in the morning.
After it passed perihelion on December 13, it rose higher and became easier to observe. This photograph was taken at 5.30 am on December 24. The total magnitude was 6.5 and it showed a faint tail 30' long. It will brighten a little more through January.

At 5.30 am on December 24, 2000
10-minute exposure with the 60cm reflector
Tsutomu Seki at Geisei Observatory

Copyright (C) 2000 Tsutomu Seki.