155P/Shoemaker 3

155P/Shoemaker 3
Reported observations:
2003 Mar. 04.32 UT: m1=15.3 CCD, Dia.=18", DC=5/9 ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod, (ASO - Conway, AR) [Estimates made in high haze and poor conditions]
2003 Feb. 18.37 UT: m1=~15.1 CCD, Dia.=14", DC=6/9 ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Very strong moonlight interferes; m2= 16.5 CCD and comet seems pretty much unchanged from previous (2-13) observation in spite of moonlight]
2003 Feb. 11.32 UT: m1=14.9 CCD, Dia.=0.3', DC=7/9 ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Very bright and conspicuous starlike nucleus tonight; comet is quite large for its brightenss, uniform except for m2]
2003 Feb. 04.34 UT: m1=14.5 CCD, Dia.=22", DC=7/9 ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Tail can be traced on CCD raw images for about 2' in PA 255 deg; fairly large coma with clear nucleus]
2003 Jan. 31.27 UT: m1=15.3 CCD, Dia.=14", DC=4/9 ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Measured and imaged in poor, hazy conditions]
2003 Jan. 27.29 UT: m1=14.6 CCD, Dia.=26", DC=3/9 ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Short stubby extension in PA 270 deg: comet is fairly large,openly diffuse with very little central conds.]
2003 Jan. 22.39 UT: m2=16.3 CCD, Dia.=n/a, DC=4/9 ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Imaged for astrometry with high cirrus and moonligh; m1, coma size estimate not reliable]
2003 Jan. 15.46 UT: m1=15.1 CCD, Dia.=22", DC=6/9 ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Measured in very strong gibbous moonlight: some indications of irregularity of coma perimeter]
2003 Jan. 12.42 UT: m1=14.8 CCD, Dia.=0,2', DC=6/9 ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Very poor conditions but imaged for astrometry; comet appears very faint as it did on previous night, certainly not in the 13th mag. range; strong central condensation and very diffuse coma]
2003 Jan. 07.36 UT: m1=14.8 CCD, Dia.=22", DC=7/9 ... 0.31-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Nice faint tail for about 0.8' in PA 295 deg; strong nucleus developing (*m2=16.7 CCD)in large and diffuse coma]
2002 Dec. 29.42 UT: m1=14.9 CCD, Dia.=15", DC=4/9 ... 0.31-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Either adverse conditions on the previous night (12-28) led to a false reading on magnitude or this comet has drastically increased in brightness (*m2= 15.4), with a slight condensation and possible faint tail in PA 319 for 0.9' length; comet is quite conspicuous and large in star field of 13-14th mag. stars]
2002 Dec. 25.45 UT: m1=15.1 CCD, Dia.=12", DC=6/9 ... 0.31-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Unchanged, nearly stellar with little indication of nebulosity; three astrometric images in strong moonlight]
2002 Dec. 21.27 UT: m1=14.7 CCD, Dia.=10", DC=7/9 ... 0.31-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Comet shows bright nuclear center, but very little coma surrounding; not structure noted]
2002 Dec. 15.32 UT: m1=14.3 CCD, Dia.=0.3', DC=6/9 ... 0.31-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [A fine object, nebulous round coma with strong central condensation, about m2= 15]
2002 Dec. 14.36 UT: m1=13.9 CCD, Dia.=0.4', DC=4/9 ... 0.31-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Fairly uniform brightenss across coma; little condensation; very poor conditions and bright sky]