And its an Amateur discovery

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Peter Carson

Yes, C/2018Y1 has turned out well, even better that it was discovered by an amateur. I’ve been imaging this one since its discovery. It’s now got too large for the 36’ x 27’ field of view of my 315mm reflector so it’s about time I turned to my 200mm lens and DSLR as I did with 46P.

I could see C/2018Y1 in my 7×50 bino’s two nights ago even with all the light pollution. Here’s my image from the that night.