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Reports from Geisei Observatory <June 26, 2001>

• Photograph of C/2001 A2(LINEAR) in a northward move
2001 UT       R.A(2000)   decl.      m1
June 25.78038 1 41 14.41 -13 48 39.6 3.6
The coma is about 12' across with a one-degree-long very faint tail (in the lower right). It is about 3.5 magnitude and when it moves further north to a higher altitude, it will provide a spectacular view. The measurement above is of the bright nucleus B.

60cm f/3.5 reflector, 9-minute exposure on TM400.

C/2001 A2(LINEAR)
June 26, 2001
9-minute exposure
Tsutomu Seki at Geisei Observatory

Copyright (C) 2001 Tsutomu Seki.