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Ephemeris
Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag

2010 06 13 03 17.79 +46 19.9 1.139 0.647 34.4 62.3 6.4
2010 06 18 04 26.49 +48 14.0 1.139 0.558 29.3 63.0 5.7
2010 06 23 05 37.00 +46 44.8 1.171 0.480 24.0 59.6 5.2
2010 06 28 06 36.84 +42 00.7 1.231 0.424 18.8 50.7 4.7


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An opportunity of a lifetime awaits star gazers as a comet with distinct tail will be seen in the night sky till the month end.
Comet McNaught (C/2009 R1) can be seen as it is only 160 million kilometres away from Earth, Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators President C B Devgun told a news agency.

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Comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught) will pass about 3 south of 1.8-magnitude Mirfak (Alpha Persei) on the 13th June, 2010.

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Comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught) at magnitude 4.7 will pass about 0.45 from the magnitude 12.1 galaxy NGC 1161 in the constellation Perseus, at 15:00 UT, 11th June, 2010.

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Comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught) will pass about 1.08 from the magnitude 5.0 open cluster star M34 in the constellation Perseus, at 19:00 UT, 9th June, 2010.

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Comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught) will pass about 1.34 from the magnitude 5.1 open cluster star NGC 956 in Andromeda at 11:00 UT, 9th June, 2010.

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Comet McNaught (C/2009 R1) is now observable (5-6th magnitude) in the dawn sky entering into the constellation Perseus.

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Comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught) will pass about 2 from the 2nd-magnitude double star Gamma Andromedae on the 7th June, 2010.

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