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Fraser
2014-Dec-18, 02:50 PM
Short-period comet 15P/Finlay, which had been plunking along at a dim*magnitude +11, has suddenly brightened in the past couple days to +8.7, bright enough to see in 10×50 or larger binoculars. Czech comet observer Jakub Cerny and his team photographed the comet on December 16th and discovered the sudden surge.*Wonderful news! While comets*generally*brighten as they […]

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