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The comet was a easy binocular object for us this morning, we used 9x60mm and 11 x 80 binos on this gem. While seeing the tail was problematical in the binoculars, it did image quite well. The contrast between comet and sky is now increasing as the comet rises steadily into a darker sky. Telescopically, the coma was moderately condensed, and no stellar nucleus was seen clearly but it was very condensed in the center. The dust tail was easy in the telescope. Here is our image from this morning as well: Lens: Stellarvue SV80s f/6 - AKA "Zeiss APO" - with Televue .8x FR/CC Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Hutech Canon XTi at ISO 800 Exposure: 30m RGB (1m x 30) Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 5/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 33F

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