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A new amateur comet discovery!
C/2023 P1 Nishimura on 2023 August 14 at 20:00UT.
using a C11 RASA f/2.2 + Canon 6D. 3 mins. FOV 30'.
North up. from Swan Hill, Victoria, Aus
Hideo Nishimura from Kakegawa, Japan, discovered this comet on 2023 Aug. 12.78 UT using a Canon 6D digital camera and 200-mm lens.
It has been 2 years since his last find C/2021 O1.
It arrives at perihelion on Sep 18 at 0.22AU.
Unfortunately, viewing circumstances will be poor as it locates within 35 degrees of the Sun for the next 3 months.
Southerners can catch the comet low in the morning sky in Gemini over the next couple of weeks before it is lost to Northern skies.
There is a high risk of disintegrating. 

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