http://www.tdo.space/2017/07/26/new-comet/

New Comet!- Comet C/2017 O1

 

Comet C/2017 O1

A new comet has been discovered on images captured on July 19th by the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae.  The comet designated C/2017 O1 by the MPC, will grace our skies this fall.  It was magnitude 15.3 at discovery, relatively bright for a newly discovered comet.  Its brightness at discovery is probably the result of it emerging from the glare of the Sun, where the large survey telescopes dare not point for fear of damage to their equipment. It will be a  northern hemisphere object into this fall.  Some predictions have it brightening to 7th magnitude, but it is really too early to tell how bright it will become.

 

Transit Dreams Observatory imaged the comet on the morning of July 26th before morning twilight.  Uncalibrated measurements with Astrometrica put the comet at magnitude 14.4-14.9

COD W33
CON Transit Dreams Observatory
OBS D. Wilde
MEA D. Wilde
TEL 127mm F7.5 APO Refractor + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2017.07.26 06:51:22
NET UCAC-4
CK17O010 KC2017 07 26.36131 02 44 18.00 -08 12 57.4 14.4 N W33
CK17O010 KC2017 07 26.37129 02 44 18.91 -08 12 44.6 14.5 N W33
CK17O010 KC2017 07 26.37880 02 44 19.70 -08 12 35.8 14.5 N W33
CK17O010 KC2017 07 26.38783 02 44 20.53 -08 12 24.6 14.4 N W33
CK17O010 C2017 07 26.35808 02 44 17.70 -08 13 01.0 14.6 N W33
CK17O010 C2017 07 26.38664 02 44 20.43 -08 12 26.3 14.9 N W33

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