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Nick James

By coincidence I’m on La Palma at the moment. Last night I went up to the visitors’ centre which is around 2100m to look for the comet. Unfortunately there was a lot of cirrus out over the ocean in that direction but I did get a few images of the comet through thinner gaps. This one:

is a single 2s exposure with FoV 4×3 deg. The comet was 0.25 degrees above the theoretical horizon but refraction and my altitude made it appear more than a degree up.

It certainly wasn’t spectacular and it wasn’t visible in binoculars but it does show a bit of a tail if you zoom in.