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Comet C/2018 Y1 Ivamoto from this morning. It is now 9 days ahead of his earth proximity (perigeum) and is moving in the direction of its own faint ion tail. The slightly asymmetrical coma is a weak indication of the development of a dust tail in the opposite direction.
12 x 120 sec with ASI071 at RASA 11"/F2.2. Between 2:45 and 3:30 UT. Tenerife 1180 m a.s.l.

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