Terry Lovejoy’s latest comet,

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Nick James

Terry Lovejoy’s latest comet, C/2017 E4, is now just visible from UK latitudes (52N). At the end of a long clear night of comet observing I imaged it at 0415 UT when the comet was 11 deg above the horizon and the Sun was 14 deg down. It’s not a very good image compared with observers further south and it only shows the brightest central part of the coma but it is there! Visual observers are putting it around 9th mag but the observing circumstances remain challenging for the UK.