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May 6, 2021 – ALPO Comet News for May 2021

C/2020 R4 (ATLAS) finished April a little brighter than expected due to a small outburst. This month should see the comet fade from 8-9th magnitude to 11-12th magnitude. While no other comets are expected to be brighter than 10th magnitude this month, there are several slightly fainter objects at 11-12th magnitude.

The monthly ALPO Comet News PDF can be found 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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