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As noted on comets-ml the C component is now very prominent and condensed. There is some sign of the B debris cloud just to the west of C and A shows a faint tail extension to the S. This small field also contains 19th mag minor planet 145682 although it isn't visible on this stack since it has a different motion to the comet. Sekanina pointed out that B/C was the primary fragment on IAUC 4235 and so it appears to be.

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