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    Comet Linear C/2003 K4

    So has anybody picked up this latest Linear comet? It's just a bit down and to the right of Arcturus in Bootes. I caught a glimpse of it between the clouds tonight. It's still magnitude 6.8, but I could definately make out a bit of a tail and a head. Nothing impressive, it's not supposed to even crack mag 5, but something to point your scopes at this week while waiting for the Perseids.

    Oh, and here's a fairly decent site with charts for it's location:

    http://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/2003K4/2003K4.html

    john

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    Re: Comet Linear C/2003 K4

    Quote Originally Posted by hewhocaves
    So has anybody picked up this latest Linear comet? It's just a bit down and to the right of Arcturus in Bootes. I caught a glimpse of it between the clouds tonight. It's still magnitude 6.8, but I could definately make out a bit of a tail and a head. Nothing impressive, it's not supposed to even crack mag 5, but something to point your scopes at this week while waiting for the Perseids.

    Oh, and here's a fairly decent site with charts for it's location:

    http://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/2003K4/2003K4.html

    john
    I saw it last month. Thanks for the link, I didn't realize it was supposed to get slightly brighter.

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    yeah. it's supposed to top out somewhere around mag 5.5, I think.

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    Yeah, I saw this yesterday. Will give us something nice to look at while we're freezing our posteriors off this winter.

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