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Reports from Geisei Observatory <June 28, 2001>

• photograph of C/2001 A2(LINEAR)
An overcast morning was forecast but it was miraculously clear all night. LINEAR C/2001 A2 seems to have become a little fainter since June 26. As usual I used the 60cm telescope for this photograph. However, I used Kodak's 6415 film hypersensitized by Mr Katsumi Yoshimi in Matsubara. This resulted in very fine-grained beautiful photographs. The comet has risen high and until the full moon next several days will be the best time for observation.

The measured position is provided below. Color photographs of the comet will be presented later. It is a mid-summer night mystery that there is only one nucleus visible while there were two previously.

C/2001 A2(LINEAR)
2001 UT       R.A(2000)   decl.      m1
June 27.76632 1 18 16.51 -10 35 09.3 4.3

C/2001 A2(LINEAR)
03.09-03.22 on June 28, 2001
60cm f/3.5 reflector on TP 6415 film
Tsutomu Seki at Geisei Observatory

Copyright (C) 2001 Tsutomu Seki.