COMET 2010 V1

S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports the visual discovery of a comet independently by Kaoru Ikeya ...

Comet C/2010 V1 False color image of newly discovered comet C/2010 V1, obtained on 2010 Nov. 4 (4h29-4h34UT) with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope V filter and CCD. Exposure time was 3x60 seconds. Image scale is 1.86 arc sec/pixel. Total CCD V magnitude derived from this image, using Tycho-2 catalogue and Fitsblink software is 8.1 magnitude. Copyright © 2010 by H. Mikuž, Črni Vrh Observatory.

S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports the visual discovery of a comet independently by Kaoru Ikeya (Mori-machi, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka-ken; 25-cm reflector at 39x; diffuse with some condensation; coma diameter 1' on Nov. 2.831 UT and 2' on Nov. 3.812) and by Shigeki Murakami (Toukamachi, Niigata-ken; 46-cm reflector at 78x; coma diameter 4' with a 2' tail in p.a. 90 deg on Nov. 3.801; moving eastward at approximately 2'/hr).  Nakano also forwards astrometry obtained by Koichi Itagaki (Teppo-cho, Yamagata, 60-cm f/5.7 reflector + unfiltered CCD camera), who notes that comet to be diffuse with strong central condensation but no tail on Nov. 3.85.