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101 411 Brixton Avenue St. Lambert, P.Q. January 25, 1964 Dear Mr. Gallant, Thank-you for your letter of January 16. Enclosed are the forms used with the Comet and Nova Section. These should be self-explanatory, but if you have any questions, please let me know. I am out of copies of the "Area" chart at the moment. This chart only shows the division of the sky into areas about ten degrees square each, and is not required by the individual observer when starting. You may select any area of the sky to search regularly with binoculars or a telescope, or, you may make naked eye searches of the "dome" if you have a fair knowledge of the stars. Since my letter of January 8, I have received information on periodic comets visible during 1964. Twelve such comets will be "visible" during this year, but most of them are far too faint for smaller telescopes. Only Comet Encke will be an easy object for a 4" telescope, and it will be visible during June. I will send out an announcement on this comet soon, giving more details. Have you a star atlas? Almost any kind can be used, but I have favoured "Norton's" for beginners. It is easy to make a map of your area from this atlas, and fainter stars can be added as you observe them. Best regards, and good observing, Jim Low Comet and Nova Section
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