Owen. Yes, Andrew Robertson

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Nick James
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Owen. Yes, Andrew Robertson and Peter Carson had a good view through Andrew’s 18-inch telescope at Haw Wood. They commented that the comet was bright and easy. 

The latest ephemeris is here using all astrometry I have so far. I’ve done this starting 60 days before now and the positional uncertainties are now quite small. The comet has been at a small elongation for all of this time and was discovered when it was at its largest elongation. This is now decreasing. The comet has a small q (0.39 au) and is brightening rapidly.

Please try to observe this comet at any opportunity.

Nick.