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Reports from Geisei Observatory <August 27, 2001>

• Photograph and observation data: 2001 Q2(Petriew)
The nucleus was star-like but slightly diffuse. It was bright enough for 25x15cm binoculars if you looked for it carefully. There is enough angular distance from the sun (60 degrees) now for easy observation. The precise measurement is provided below:
The photo was taken by tracking the comet with a 12-minute exposure on 6415 film.

               R.A (2000)  Decl.        m1    m2
2001 UT         h  m  s       o  '  "
Aug. 26.81590  6 18 14.44  +25 03 42.4  11.2  13.0

P/2001 Q2(Petriew)
August 27, 2001
12-minute exposure by tracking the comet
Tsutomu Seki at Geisei Observatory

Copyright (C) 2001 Tsutomu Seki.