15P/Finlay

15P/Finlay
2015 Apr. 15.11 UT: m1=15.0: CCD, Dia.=&0.6′... [T20] 0.1-m f/5.0 astrograph + CCD... A. Novichonok & T. Prystavski (iTelescope observatory, H06 remotely from Mayhill, U.S.A.)
2015 Apr. 10.83 UT: m1=15.9: CCD + R filter, Dia.=30″, DC 2... 70-cm f/4 L + CCD... Alexander Baransky (Kyiv comet station MPC 585, Ukraine) [Comet low on the horizon]
2015 Mar. 23.74 UT: m1=15.0: CCD + R filter, Dia.=1′, DC 4... 70-cm f/4 L + CCD... Alexander Baransky (Kyiv comet station MPC 585, Ukraine)
2015 Mar. 18.79 UT: m1=[15.0, NEGATIVE... 50.8-cm L (307x)... Sandor Szabo (Sopron, Hungary) [I suspected something on the field, but not sure. Maybe very diffuse]
2015 Mar. 16.75 UT: m1=14.8 CCD + R filter, Dia.=55″, DC 4... 70-cm f/4 L + CCD... Alexander Baransky (Kyiv comet station MPC 585, Ukraine)
2015 Mar. 16.09 UT: m1=12.4 CCD, Dia.=2.0′... [T20] 0.1-m f/5.0 astrograph + CCD... A. Novichonok & T. Prystavski (iTelescope observatory, H06 remotely from Mayhill, U.S.A.)
2015 Mar. 10.80 UT: m1=11.6, Dia.=–‘, DC=1... 25-cm L (66x)... J. P. Navarro Pina (Bullas, Murcia, Spain) [stars cat. Tycho-2  comp. 1222-13-1 , 1222-713-1]
2015 Mar. 10.75 UT: m1=14.8 CCD + R filter, Dia.=1′, DC 4... 70-cm f/4 L + CCD... Alexander Baransky (Kyiv comet station MPC 585, Ukraine)
2015 Mar. 05.77 UT: m1=14.5 CCD + R filter, Dia.=1′, DC 4, Tail= 2′ in PA: 88 deg ... 70-cm f/4 L + CCD... Alexander Baransky (Kyiv comet station MPC 585, Ukraine)
2015 Feb. 15.77 UT: m1=[11.3, Dia.=1.2′... 7.6-cm L f/4 (38x)... Marek Biely (Brno, Czech Republic) [It has faded out of my range. Fainter than 11.3 mag.]
2015 Feb. 15.76 UT: m1=11.1, Dia.=3’.1, DC=3... 35-cm reflector (107x)... Jakub Cerný (Zachotin, Czech Republic)
2015 Feb. 13.80 UT: m1=10.8, Dia.=2.5′, DC=2, no tail... 20-cm SCT (50x)... Carlos Labordena (Castellón, España)
2015 Feb. 13.75 UT: m1=11.4, Dia.=3.0′, DC=2... 32-cm L f/5 (96x)... Uwe Pilz (Leipzig, Germany)
2015 Feb. 10.09 UT: m1=11.0: CCD, Dia.=&3.8′, Tail=&16′ in PA: 70 deg ... [T20] 0.1-m f/5.0 astrograph + CCD... A. Novichonok & T. Prystavski (iTelescope observatory, H06 remotely from Mayhill, U.S.A.)
2015 Feb. 08.76 UT: m1=10.4, Dia.=2′, DC=1/... 25.4-cm L f/5 (65x)... Maik Meyer (Limburg, Germany)
2015 Feb. 07.74 UT: m1=11.2, Dia.=2.0′, DC=3... 40-cm L (200x)... Sandor Szabo (Sopron, Hungary)
2015 Jan. 25.43 UT: m1=10.3, Dia.=1.3’, DC=3... 25-cm L f:5 (83x)... Chris Wyatt (Walcha, NSW, Australia) [Low altitude = 11.1°, Moonlight, Appears as a faint smudge slightly brighter than background sky with brightening to centre]
2015 Jan. 24.96 UT: m1=9.2: ...18-cm L (57x)... Alexandre Amorim (Florianopolis, Brazil) [light pollution and moonlight]
2015 Jan. 24.42 UT: m1=10.5, Dia.=1’, DC=3... 25-cm L f:5 (83x)... Chris Wyatt (Walcha, NSW, Australia) [Low altitude = 10.7°, Coma appears slightly elongated to the East approximately. Difficult due to twilight and moonlight interference, observed in gaps in clouds]
2015 Jan. 23.73 UT: m1=9.0:, Dia.=3′, DC=2/... 15.0-cm R f/5 (38x)...  Maik Meyer (Limburg, Germany) [3 day old moon only 5 deg  away, comet only glimpsed w/averted vision]
2015 Jan. 22.79 UT: m1=7.9, Dia.=2.5′, DC=6, no tail... 8-cm B (11x)... Carlos Labordena (Castellón, España)
2015 Jan. 21.73 UT: m1=8.2 Dia.=2′, DC=7... 12×50 B... Giuseppe Pappa (Sicily,Italy)
2015 Jan. 21.73 UT: m1=9.6, Dia.=1.3′, Tail= 0.04 deg in PA: 190 deg ... 32.0-cm L f/5 (120x)... Uwe Pilz (Leipzig, Germany)
2015 Jan. 20.09 UT: m1=[8.8... 15-cm T (37.5x)... Salvador Aguirre (Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico)
2015 Jan. 19.44 UT: m1=8.8, Dia.=5′, DC=5... 26×100 B... Katsumi Yoshimoto (Yamaguchi, Japan)
2015 Jan. 18.77 UT: m1=7.5, Dia.=3′, DC=7... 11.4-cm L f/8 (45x)... Neil Norman  [Small and condensed with a trace of outer coma which reveals its nature]
2015 Jan. 18.72 UT: m1=7.9, Dia.=4′, DC=5/... 20×88 B... Maik Meyer (Limburg, Germany)
2015 Jan. 18.43 UT: m1=8.2, Dia.=2.4’, DC=4/... 25-cm L f:5 (x39)... Chris Wyatt (Walcha, NSW, Australia) [Low altitude = 11°, Coma elongated to ENE approximately, thinly veiled tail visible 2.5’ in length as measured from the coma centre in P.A. 073°]
2015 Jan. 18.11 UT: m1=7.8, Dia.=4’, DC=3... 10×50 B... Carl Hergenrother (Tucson, AZ, USA)
2015 Jan. 17.98 UT: m1=7.0, Dia.=3’, DC=7... 7×50 B... Willian Souza (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
2015 Jan. 17.79 UT: m1=7.2, Dia.=4′, DC=7, no tail... 8-cm B (11x)... Carlos Labordena (Castellón, España)
2015 Jan. 17.77 UT: m1=8.0, Dia.=3′, DC=3, 10×50 B... J. P. Navarro Pina (El Palmar, Murcia, Spain)
2015 Jan. 17.75 UT: m1=7.9, Dia.=3′, DC=7... 11.4-cm L f/8 (45x)... Neil Norman (Ipswich, England) [Comet in outburst and easily located. Very strong deg ree of condensation noted]
2015 Jan. 17.72 UT: m1=7.0, Dia.=5′, DC=5/... 20×88 B...  Maik Meyer (Limburg, Germany)
2015 Jan. 17.44 UT: m1=7.8, Dia.=3.2’, DC=5... 25-cm L f:5 (x39)... Chris Wyatt (Walcha, NSW, Australia) [Low altitude = 7.8°, Coma shows diffuse outer coma, gradually brightening to centre to a moderately condensed centre. At x83 the central condensation is more smeared, opaque and a short tapered tail-like feature extends to the East but not beyond the coma. Reported in outburst, my observations a few nights previous (Jan 14.43 UT) gave a magnitude of 10.7]
2015 Jan. 17.00 UT: m1=8.2, Dia.=3′, DC=6/... 30.5-cm f/4.9 reflector (88x)... Todd Augustyniak (suburbs of Chicago, USA)
2015 Jan. 17.41 UT: m1=7.5, Dia.=5′, DC=7... 26×100 B... Katsumi Yoshimoto (Yamaguchi, Japan)
2015 Jan. 16.99 UT: m1=7.0, Dia.=4′, DC=6... 10 B (20X)... Marco Antonio Coelho Goiato (Araçatuba, Brazil) [Outburst]
2015 Jan. 16.98 UT: m1=7.1, Dia.=3′, DC=7... 22 L (60x)... Marco Antonio Coelho Goiato (Araçatuba, Brazil) [Outburst]
2015 Jan. 14.43 UT: m1=10.7, Dia.=1.5’, DC=4... 25-cm L f:5 (39x)... Chris Wyatt (Walcha, NSW, Australia) [Low altitude = 12.9°. Coma diffuse with brighter moderately condensed centre. At x83 the coma appears elongated to the East approximately]
2015 Jan. 13.71 UT: m1=9.7, Dia.=3.0′, DC=4/, 20×80 B... Marek Biely (Brno, Czech Republic) [Better visible than last time.]
2015 Jan. 10.71 UT: m1=10.0, Dia.=2.5′, DC=4... 7.6-cm f/4 L (38x)... Marek Biely (Brno, Czech Republic) [Slight interference of low clouds]
2015 Jan. 07.06 UT: m1=9.6: CCD, Dia.=4.5′, Tail=>41.0′ in PA: 70 deg ... [T20] 0.1-m f/5.0 astrograph + CCD... A. Novichonok & T. Prystavski (iTelescope observatory, H06 remotely from Mayhill, U.S.A.)
2015 Jan. 02.70 UT: m1=9.8, Dia.=3.0′... 32.0-cm L f/5 (120x)... Uwe Pilz (Leipzig, Germany)
2014 Dec. 29.75 UT: m1=9.8, Dia.=4′, DC=1... 25-cm L (66x)... J. P. Navarro Pina (El Palmar, Murcia, Spain)
2014 Dec. 29.43 UT: m1=10.6, Dia.=1.1’, DC=3... 25-cm L f:5 (83x)... Chris Wyatt (Walcha, NSW, Australia) [Coma very diffuse with weakly condensed central condensation. No tail. Centre enhances very slightly using Swan Band filter. Low altitude = 15.5°. Moonlight interference]
2014 Dec. 28.76 UT: m1= 10.4, Dia=2′, DC=5, no tail... 20-cm SCT (80x)... Carlos Labordena (Castellón, España)
2014 Dec. 28.08 UT: m1=[10.2... 15-cm SCT (75x)... Salvador Aguirre (Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico)
2014 Dec. 26.97 UT: m1=9.2, Dia.=3′, DC=3... 22-cm L (60x)... Marco Antonio Coelho Goiato (Araçatuba, Brazil) [moonlight]
2014 Dec. 26.72 UT: m1=9.9, Dia.=3.2′, DC=3/... 7.6-cm f/4 L (38x)... Marek Biely (Brno, Czech Republic) [Low altitude: 10,7 deg . above the horizon. Correction for an atmospheric extinction was not needed. Slight interference of heavy snow clouds and moonlight.]
2014 Dec. 26.71 UT: m1=9.6, Dia.=2.9′, DC=2/... 20×80 B... Marek Biely (Brno, Czech Republic) [Low altitude: 13,0 deg . above the horizon. Correction for an atmospheric extinction was not needed. Slight interference of heavy snow clouds and moonlight.]
2014 Dec. 25.70 UT: m1=9.4, Dia.=3.2′, DC=3... 20×80 B... Marek Biely (Brno, Czech Republic) [[Low altitude: 13,9 deg . above the horizon. Proximity to Mars helped to locate it, but not to see it. It is faint and diffuse object. Slight interference of astronomical twilight and moonligh]
2014 Dec. 24.97 UT: m1=9.2:, Dia.=3′, DC=4... 22-cm L (160x)... Marco Antonio Coelho Goiato (Araçatuba, Brazil) [Very near Mars, moonlight, clouds]
2014 Dec. 24.75 UT: m1=9.2, Dia.=4′, DC=3... 11.4-cm L f/8 (45x)... Neil Norman (Ipswich, England) [Very close proximity to Mars and the comet appears to be dimming after its outburst last week]
2014 Dec. 24.70 UT: m1=9.8 CCD, Dia.=3′, DC2... 300-mm lens CCD camera... Giuseppe Pappa (Sicily, Italy)
2014 Dec. 23.72 UT: m1=9.7 CCD, Dia.=2′, DC2... 300-mm lens CCD camera... Giuseppe Pappa (Sicily, Italy)
2014 Dec. 23.12 UT: m1=9.0, Dia.=2’, DC=2... 30×125 B... Carl Hergenrother (Tucson, AZ, USA)
2014 Dec. 22.75 UT: m1=9.4, Dia.=6′, DC=3... 25-cm L (66x)... J. P. Navarro Pina (Campos del Rio, Murcia, Spain)
2014 Dec. 22.72 UT: m1=9.8 CCD, Dia.=2′, DC2... 300-mm lens CCD camera... Giuseppe Pappa (Sicily, Italy)
2014 Dec. 21.42 UT: m1=9.2, Dia.=2′, DC=2... 40.6-cm L f/4 (76x)... Paul Camilleri (Warners Bay, NSW, Australia)
2014 Dec. 21.04 UT: m1=9.8: CCD, Dia.=&2.6′, Tail=&11.1′ in PA: 78 deg ... [T20] 0.1-m f/5.0 astrograph + CCD... A. Novichonok & T. Prystavski (iTelescope observatory, H06 remotely from Mayhill, U.S.A.) [captured in the evening twilight]
2014 Dec. 20.45 UT: m1=8.7... 25×100 B... David A. J. Seargent (Cowra, NSW, Australia) [Possibly more condensed than previous night. Similar to Dec. 18]
2014 Dec. 20.42 UT: m1=9.0, Dia.=2′, DC=3... 40.6-cm L f/4 (76x)... Paul Camilleri (Warners Bay, NSW, Australia)
2014 Dec. 19.97 UT: m1=8.9, Dia.=3′, DC=4... 22-cm L (60x)... Marco Antonio Coelho Goiato (Araçatuba, Brazil)
2014 Dec. 19.76 UT: m1=9.7, Dia.=2′, DC=6, no tail... 20-cm SCT (50x)... Carlos Labordena (Castellón, España)
2014 Dec. 19.46 UT: m1=8.7, Dia.=4′, Tail= 0.2 deg in PA: 90 deg ... 25×100 B... David A. J. Seargent (Cowra, NSW, Australia) [Did not seem as condensed as previous date]
2014 Dec. 19.43 UT: m1=9.0, Dia.=3.2’, DC=4/... 25-cm L f:5 (39x)... Chris Wyatt (Walcha, NSW, Australia) [Inner coma moderately condensed, fainter outer coma, pale aqua-blue in colour, appears a more whiter colour towards the centre. Comet dims slightly using Swan Band filter. Faint tail visible 4’ in length in PA: 076°. Low altitiude = 15.8°. Some zodiacal light interference]
2014 Dec. 19.07 UT: m1=9.0:, Dia.=&4´, DC=2/, Tail= not visible... 15-cm SCT (75x)... Salvador Aguirre (Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico)
2014 Dec. 18.96 UT: m1=8.5, Dia.=2′, DC=5... 18-cm L (57x)... Alexandre Amorim (Florianopolis, Brazil)
2014 Dec. 18.46 UT: m1=8.6... 25×100 B... David A. J. Seargent (Cowra, NSW, Australia) [Low elevation. Appeared to be a strong central condensation and possibly slightly elongated in anti-solar direction. Enhanced somewhat with Swan Band filter]
2014 Dec. 18.46 UT: m1=8.9, Dia.=2′, DC=5... 25×100 B... Michael Mattiazzo (Swan Hill, Victoria)
2014 Dec. 18.42 UT: m1=9.0, Dia.=3′, DC=4... 40.6-cm L f/4 (76x)... Paul Camilleri (Warners Bay, NSW, Australia)
2014 Dec. 15.43 UT: m1=11.0, Dia.=1.5’, DC=3... 25-cm L f:5 (39x)... Chris Wyatt (Walcha, NSW, Australia) [Low altitude = 14.6°... Zodiacal light interference... coma shows very diffuse outer coma and a noticeable central condensation.
2014 Dec. 14.96 UT: m1=10.4... 18-cm L (57x)... Alexandre Amorim (Florianopolis, Brazil)
2014 Dec. 12.47 UT: m1=11.7, Dia.=2’, DC=3... 20-cm L (57x)... Michael Mattiazzo (Swan Hill, Victoria)
2014 Oct. 08.44 UT: m1=17.5: CCD, Dia.=&0.4′... [T31] 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + focal reducer... A. Novichonok & T. Prystavski (iTelescope observatory, Q62, remotely from Siding Spring, Australia) [images obtained during lunar eclipse to avoid moonlight interference]
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