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February 1, 2020 – ALPO Comet News for February 2020

Long period comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) continues to be well placed for northern observers in the evening sky at ~9th magnitude. Two recently announced discoveries, C/2019 Y1 (ATLAS) and C/2020 A2 (Iwamoto), are fainter (10-11th magnitude) but within range of visual observers with large apertures.

The monthly ALPO Comet News PDF can be foundĀ here. A shorter version of this report is posted on a dedicated Cloudy Nights forum ( All are encouraged to join the discussion over at Cloudy Nights.

- Carl Hergenrother

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