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                  THE ROYAL ASTRONOMECAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
               STANDING COMMITTEE ON OBSERVATIONAL ACTIVITIES
                                                                 Bulletin No. 9

                          COMET AND NOVA SECTION

GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1967

The Gernal Assembly will be held in Montreal from May 19 to 21, and it is
planned to have a display showing same of the observations of comets made
during the past year by R.A.S.C. meters in this Section.    If you, or
members of your Centre, made comet observations in this period, please send
me copies for consideration as a part of this display - photographs, drawings
or written reports.


NEW COMET SEKI (1967b)

T. Seki, of Japan, discovered his fourth comet in six years on February 4,
1967. It is currently visible in the morning hours with a small telescore.
No ephemeris is available, but the foflowing positions were reported:

        1967 U.T.       R.A.    (1950)             Dec.            Mag.

                         h  m   s                   o  '   "
        Feb. 4.81       18 13.1 -                  22 21   -     N 11
             5.82       18 22.1 -                  23 00   -        -
             6.78472    18 31 26.13                23 35 21.7      10
             6.82292    18 31 47.42                23 36 42.1      10

If this comet brightens appreciably, more information may be sent out as an
Announcement.


NOTES

The summary for 1966 is not ready in time for this Bulletin and will be in-
cluded in the next. Harever, it appears 1966 was a good year for this
Section ..... David Levy of the Montreal Centre recently completed 60 hours
of telescopic comet hunting with his 8-inch reflector ....Hugh N.A. Maclean
of the Niagara Falls Centre made 22 observations of Comet Kilston since the
report in the Bulletin No.8.....Jos. Matte of the Centre de Quebec reported
three more observations of Comet Kilston, two of Comet Barbon and one of
Comet Ikeya-Everhart.


Is your Centre participating in this program?   If not, drop a card to the
undersigned, who will send you details.

                                             Jim Low, National Co-ordinator,
                                             Comet and Nova Section,
                                       Standing Committee on Observational Activities,
  1867 | 1967                          Box 172, AMF Postal Station,
                                       Montreal International Airport,
February 25, 1967.                     Dorval, P.Q.
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