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Nick James

The comet is showing a fairly bright ion tail to the north but its length depends very much on sky conditions since it has a low surface brightness. The current total magnitude is around 6.6 so it should be approaching naked eye visibility at really dark sites. In a 9 arcsec radius the magnitude is around 10.4 and this is a bit above the trend for that aperture. It looks as if there have been a couple of small outbursts in the last week.