Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Congratulations go out again to Leonid Elenin! He and I. Molotov discovered new comet P/2011 NO1 ‘remotely’ on photos taken using a computer-controlled telescope at the ISON-NM Observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico. The comet was discovered on July 7 and the news just announced today. Before you get too excited, P/2011 NO1 is incredibly faint (magnitude 19) and becoming fainter as it recedes from both Earth and sun in the coming months. I doubt anyone’s going to see this visually through a telescope.

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