The comet McNaught C/2009 R1
Publiée le 2010-06-11
This comet was discovered by R. H. McNaught on September 9, 2009 from a CCD image taken with the Schmidt Telescope at the Siding Spring observatory(Australia). Images of pre-discovery of this comet
taken on 20 July 1 and August 18, 2009 have been found by T. Spahr and B. G. Marsden.
Currently, the comet approaches the Sun. It shall reach its perihelion on July 2, and its magnitude will be close to 4
(Or even less if degassed near the Sun) in late June. At the same time, it will be circumpolar under northern latitudes. It can be found
in the constellation Perseus until June 20.