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On January 1, the Polish researcher Dr. Grzegorz Pojmanski from Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory discovered his second comet using the ASAS automatic telescope.

After the observation was confirmed on January 4 , the comet was given the name C/2006 A1 (Pojmanski).
The 12-13 magnitude object is currently in Southern Hemisphere.
It reaches perihelion on February 22, and may reach a bright as magnitude 7.6.

C/2006 A1 is a second comet discovered by the Pojamnski project. The first, C/2004 R2 (ASAS) was registered in September 2004.
The ASAS program began in 1996 - 1997 with a mission to map the brightness of one million stars in Southern Hemisphere.

The project also operates four telescopes located in the Las Campanas observatory in Chile.


Date TT R. A. (2000) Decl. Delta r Elong. Phase m1
2006 01 05 21 28.87 -67 09.7 1.520 1.164 50.0 40.3 11.4
2006 01 10 21 16.13 -65 14.8 1.484 1.084 46.9 41.5 11.1
2006 01 15 21 04.83 -63 12.5 1.441 1.003 44.1 43.0 10.8
2006 01 20 20 54.47 -60 59.3 1.389 0.924 41.6 45.0 10.4
2006 01 25 20 44.69 -58 29.1 1.328 0.846 39.5 47.8 10.0
2006 01 30 20 35.38 -55 32.9 1.259 0.773 37.9 51.5 9.6


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