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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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