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Grant Privett

At a conference I am at, some observers from a small university observatory in the Virgin Islands reported visual counterpart observations from a system that is in the 0.5m league – though their sky is rarely below 20.5mag and despite the fact a cat 5 hurricane was about to hit.

They – and several other teams – caught it reasonably quickly via the alert system.