2014q2 20150118 arobertson

Finally got a view with the big Dob under decent non-claggy skies. Awesome view Ė the tail in two narrow forks was easy and extended well beyond the FOV. My sketch is not artistic but just to show the extent of it. Skies quite good, NELM of m5 to m5.5. SQM 20.85 overhead, 20.72 in direction of comet which I could see as a tiny fuzz naked eye. Greenish tinge in the scope. Coma more extended than Iíve shown, Iíve only sketched the direct vision view of the coma. Went up and down the ladder half a dozen times, sketching from memory at the bottom using the dimmest red light (couldnít really see the sketch that well!)

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