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Reports from Geisei Observatory <December 22, 2003>

• Photograph of LINEAR (C/2002 T7)
C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) is expected to be a bright comet next spring. Its tail has grown a little longer. The total magnitude is 8 and binoculars now show the coma and a slight tail.
The photograph was taken by the 60cm reflector guiding for 20 minutes.

C/2002 T7 (LINEAR)
18.31-18.51 (J.S.T.) December 21, 2003
60cm f/3.5 reflector on TP6415

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