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Old Nov 14 2007, 03:55 PM   #59
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I looked up the Sky and Telescope observing record and observers there say that the comet has a yellowish colour. One entry (Monday, October 29th) says that an orange star was shining through the disk. If you saw the comet that day, that might have been what you saw. You could have really good colour vision.

Did you see the object quite high in the sky? The comet is really high up just after sunset.

I can see faint objects better in the dark, but Lanen has better colour vision.

P.S. The comet is expanding. There are a sequence of photographs on that Sky and Telescope page.
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