Comet 45P over Southend airport

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Peter Carson

Here’s my image of 45P taken at the same time as Nick’s (2017 Feb 3rd 06.03 UT), but from my observatory. The comet was only 10 degrees altitude and in all the light pollution and murk over Southend Airport which is about a mile away. From my observatory there is only one small section of sky that I can view down to a low altitude and the comet was nicely placed in it!
I was expecting 45P to be much brighter. Lets hope it improves over the next few days.