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Reports from Geisei Observatory <May 10, 2004>

• A photograph of C/2001 Q4(NEAT) at the brightest
   The comet has risen higher and is now somewhat easier to see.
    The photograph below shows its short tail.
    In the 20cm telescope at 60x it looks like M13 in Hercules. The total magnitude is estimated to be 5.5.
    When it moves to the dark northern sky, we might be able to glimpse some of its grandeur.

C/2001 Q4(NEAT)
2-minute exposure from 20:10 (J.S.T.) on May 10 2004
60cm f/3.5 reflector on TM400 film

Copyright (C) 2004 Tsutomu Seki.