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Saturday, December 22

Comet 8P/Tuttle

The next comet to look out for is Comet 8P/Tuttle, currently placed just north of Cassiopeia but heading south at a good rate of knots.

It's not particularly bright at the moment, I would estimate about Mag +7. It's not that easy to spot even with binoculars initially but hopefully this will improve over the next couple of weeks.

This shot was taken in the early morning hours of 21st December with Cassiopeia low on the horizon. It was a desperate shot in the knowledge that the clear nights were soon to disappear.

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