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Observation: 19:30-20:00 JST, Apr 8 1997
in Kyoto city, JAPAN (35N 136E).
Using 7X 40mm telescope(finder).
brighter than 0 mag (Capella)
Dust tail length > 3 deg.
The tail got shorter and wider.


Observation: 19:00-19:30 JST, Mar 31 1997
in Kurama, Kyoto JAPAN (35N 136E).
Using Naked eyes and 7X 40mm telescope.
-0.7 mag, Dust tail length 8 deg.
Comet is near the perihelion!


Observation: 19:00-19:30 JST, Mar 27 1997
in Kyoto city, JAPAN (35N 136E).
Using 50X 200mm reflector telescope. (field 1.2 deg)
-0.5 mag, 3rd brightest in the sky, following Sirius and Mars.
Dust tail length > 5 deg.
"Jet spiral" in the coma is clearly seen.


Observation: 4:00-4:45 JST, Mar 18 1997
at Mt. Kompira, Ohara, Kyoto, JAPAN (35N 136E).
Using NAKED EYES ! ()
-1 mag (Vega < comet < Jupiter)
Ion tail length > 12 deg, dust tail length 8 deg
2 tails are "GAMMA" shaped.


Observation: 4:30-5:00 JST, Mar. 12 1997, in Kyoto JAPAN.
Using 30X 200mm reflector telescope. (field 2 deg)
Slightly brighter than Vega(0.0 mag) !
Dust tail length > 5 deg ?
Ion tail is barely seen about 1 deg long.


Observation: 4:20-4:50 JST, Mar. 8 1997, in Kyoto JAPAN.
Using 7X 40mm telescope(finder).
0.5 mag, tail length 4 deg.


Observation: 4:30-5:15 JST, Mar. 2 1997, in Kyoto JAPAN.
Using 30X 200mm reflector telescope and 7X 40mm finder.
0.8 mag, tail length about 2-3 deg.
Strange asymmetric dust tail is seen.
Nucleus is shining brightly like a star.


Observation: 5:00-6:00 JST, Feb. 13 1997, in Kyoto JAPAN.
Using 7X-30X 40mm telescope(finder).
1.5 - 2 mag, tail length about 2 deg.
Southern side of the tail is brighter.


Observation: 4:30-5:45 JST, Feb. 9 1997, in Kyoto JAPAN.
Using 30X-100X 200mm reflector telescope and 7X 40mm finder.
2 mag, tail length about 2 deg.

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