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New Comet Discovered - Comet C/2023 P1 (Nishimura)

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(@zach-williams)
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It’s currently Mag 10.8 and visible early in the morning in Gemini and will reach Mag 3.2 in Virgo on September 18th at perihelion.


   
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(@mike-napper)
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We may have another chance to see Comet C/2023 P1 centered around this coming weekend.  For several days the comet will be in the evening sky.  It will only be about 12 degrees from the sun at most so it will not be easy even though it is supposed to be fairly bright - magnitude 3-4.  This is a screenshot from Sky Safari Pro for Saturday evening (Sept. 16) at 8:00pm.  Notice Mars and the moon to the south (left).  Good luck!

 

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Has anyone local spotted Nishimura since it moved into the evening sky?


   
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 dec 3 thru feb sky trace

 


   
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