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                   COMET BARBON, 1966c.


       This is a note to active observers and other members of the R.A.S.C. who
may have a special interest, and is not a formal announcement.

       Comet Barbon was discovered with the 48-inch Schmidt at Palomar on August
15, 1966.  Magnitude is roughly nineth, but is uncertain.  Discovery position:

               Aug. 15 at 09:02 UT...   RA          Dec.
                      (Epoch 1950)...   00h 46m.2   00° 05m North.
                      Daily motion...           1'      15'
                                                east     south
               Tail less than one degree.


       The following search ephemeris was prepared, assuming constant motion:

                    Aug. 24    00:47    2° S.
                         28    00:47    3
                    Sept. 1    00:47    4
                          5    00:48    5° S.

       This comet is now in Cetus.  Please report early observations as soon
as possible.  Instruction forms will be sent upon request.

August 23, 1966.                            Jim Low, National Coordinator
Box 172, AMF Postal Station                 Comet and Nova Section
Montreal International Airport              R.A.S.C.
Dorval, P.Q.
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