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Nick James
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I’m just resurrecting this thread since it started with a post from me on May 2nd tentatively predicting a nice comet for around about now but with, hopefully, sufficient caveats that members wouldn’t be disappointed if it fizzled. The first post in the thread included a chart for May 20 and this morning I managed to get an image here which matches the field if not the splendour. C/2020 F8 is probably somewhere between mag 6 and 7 at the moment and it is certainly not an easy object but it is there and if you are up early it is worth searching out. It goes under the pole at midnight on May 26 and from then on it will be better in the evening but it is now fading. Images received will appear in the Comet Section archive here.