Comet W3 Christensen is still currently the brightest comet in the sky at magnitude 8.3. Although the head is very bright, the surrounding 3-4 arc-minute coma is faint, and there is yet no evidence of a tail, at least not in my images. The comet is embedded in a dense star field in Aquila now. Additionally, the nearly-full moon is 34 degrees away. It is still an easy imaging target.
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