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Comet Machholz  
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Hi all, finally saw my second comet this year, C/2004 Machholz.
Went out with my new scope at 2320 last night here in the north UK (after waiting days for a break in the clouds I got a 6 hour clear period.)
Machholz is not a mag 5.4 object and can be seen to the south of Orion near the Lepus constellation.
It looked just like a fuzzy snowball in the telescope, with a hint of a nucleus and a tail.
I understand its been seen with optical aid in the city of Boston (USA), I was wondering if anyone else has been able to find or see it yet.
I cant wait till it gets to mag 4 and nears M45 on Jan 7th.

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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Is it visible in the Southern Hemisphere?

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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

Not as far as I know Springbok747, I think December onwards its a northern hemisphere object.

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