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Comet C/1996 Q1 (Tabur), 18 October 1996

Vello Tabur of Australia discovered comet C/1996 Q1 (Tabur) in Eridanus on 19 August 1996 using a 20 cm reflector.

The image below was taken from Newbourne on 18 October 1996 using a 110 mm f/5 Newtonian reflector with Starlight Express CCD camera. It shows the comet close to maximum brightness at magnitude 5.


Mike Harlow