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Reports from Geisei Observatory <August 9, 2011>

Color photo of C/2009 P1 (Garradd)

    C/2009 P1 (Garradd) has brightened. The tail is also visible. Visually it is at 10.5 magnitude and will brighten to 8th magnitude as it gets closer to the earth.

C/2009 P1 (Garradd)
A 5-minute exposure from 0:03, August 5, 2011
70cm f/7 reflector, Nikon D-700 (ISO 1250)
Image copyright (C) 2011 Geisei Observatory, T. Seki

Copyright (C) 2011 Tsutomu Seki.