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Yesterday as weather was looking optimal here with low humidity and excellent transparency i drove 290km to one of the darkest sites in the country to attempt to photograph the comet. I located at Hartland Point, Devon which is rated at Bortle 1-2 sky quality but also with an ocean horizon to the north and west. The view of the night sky here was possibly the finest i have ever had from this country. M33 could be seen with the naked eye, and the Milkyway was remarkable stretching from horizon to horizon. The comet itself was a grand sight indeed, and this was by far the best view i've had of it. Visually the dust tail could be seen extending to Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris) with averted vision. A very tiring but worthwhile trip!

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