2014 May 3 (9 comets)
I observed 9 comets visually on May 3 in Kita-karuizawa, Gunma, Japan.
The weather kept fine with no clouds all night. But the transparency
was not excellent.
I could not observe C/2013 V1 and C/2013 Y2 because they were
overlapping on 13-mag stars.
13.3 mag Dia. 1.0' DC 3 (40.0-cm reflector 144x)
Faint and hard to see.
9.0 mag Dia. 8' DC 7 (40.0-cm reflector 36x)
Very strongly condensed, and very bright. I enjoyed the
rendezvous with Whirlpool Galaxy M51.
7.9 mag Dia. 5' DC 5 (40.0-cm reflector 36x)
Bright, large, and easy to see.
11.3 mag Dia. 2.0' DC 3 (40.0-cm reflector 75x)
Very diffuse. But it looks large and easy to see.
8.0 mag Dia. 6' DC 4 (40.0-cm reflector 36x)
Bright, moderately condensed, and easy to see.
13.0 mag DC 9 (40.0-cm reflector 257x)
I read the new outburst report up to 13 mag on May 2 at
comets-ml, and I tried to observe it. Completely stellar.
There are many 13-mag stars around the comet.
12.6 mag Dia. 1.1' DC 4 (40.0-cm reflector 144x)
Unexpectedly bright and easy to see.
fainter than 14.3 mag (40.0-cm reflector 257x)
It is predicted to be 11 mag at the end of this month. But it
was not visible.
fainter than 13.1 mag Dia. 0.7' (40.0-cm reflector 257x)