Comet Iwamato

Our Chairman, Peter Hudson, sends the following information on Comet Iwamato:

Over the next few nights Comet Iwamato (C/2018 Y1) will be tracking through Leo so will be very well placed for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. It is closest to the Earth on 12th/13th.
Currently about magnitude +6.5 so an easy object for binoculars and small telescopes and an excellent target for photography/imaging.
A detailed start chart for its track is in the the recent SPA Newsletter No77, and the image below.
Fingers crossed for some clear spells this week and should be a prime target for the Observing Session on Wednesday.
Best Wishes,
Peter H.

C/2018 Y1 Iwamato path
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