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Martin Mobberley

Similar experience to Stewart. Third consecutive night. Observed before midnight UT to take the pics just before moonrise. Comet looked a bit weaker, but may have been poorer transparency, or even the sky glow from Bury St Edmunds (6 miles away) which is not far from the line of sight now…… Same procedure as before. Canon 300D + f/1.4 lens on a fixed tripod. 10 secs single frames and a 12 x 10sec stack… Observed with 10x50s as well. Could not see quite as much tail, possibly for the previously mentioned reasons…..haze, Bury St Eds glow…….  Grunting, bellowing animal of the previous night had gone….maybe someone shot it?