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THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA Bulletin No. 8 COMET AND NOVA SECTION SUMMARY OF SEARCHES, 1965 During 1965, 16 observers carried out 1943 searches of 56 areas. Members of four Centres, as well as two unattached members, participated in this program, as shown in the following summary prepared by Mr. David Levy. Member Centre No. of Areas No. of Searches A. Baker Montreal 1 1 Mrs. C.L. Bridgen Victoria 3 163 Miss E. Dack Montreal 1 44 J. D. Finkel " 1 23 R. Gallant Unattached 7 59 D. Levy Montreal 3 146 J. T. Long " 5 245 H. N. A. Maclean Niagara Falls 6 442 K. McCulloch Toronto misc. 65 L. Nikkinen Montreal 1 25 W. Shakalis " 1 20 s. Simon " 1 3 N. Sylvester Hamilton 17 305 V. Williams Montreal 3 237 Miss I.K. Williamson " 2 48 Mrs. K. Zorgo " 4 117 Total 56 1943 THRE NEW COMETS Within a period of five weeks, three new caets have been discovered, although none of these can be seen with the naked we. Observations for the first two were re- ported while it is too early to expect reports on the third. COMET KILSTON (1966b) was discovered by Stephen Kilstai on August 8, 1966. As it is not expected to become much brighter than tenth magnitude, no announcement was prepared. However, several active observers were informed of this comet and the Co-ordinator was pleased to receive reports of many observations. Most observed the comet as a small nebulous patch of about tenth magnitude with no tail. A list follows with the number of observations made by each member: E. Bridgen Victoria 1 A. Capper Montreal 1 Dr. G. Fortier Montreal 11 D. Levy Montreal 12 J. Low Montreal 2 H.N.A.Maclean Niagara Falls 3 J. Matte Quebec 2 Total 32