C/2023 A3, 16 months to Prepare

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As a comparison the proposed peak magnitude puts this comet somewhere within that of the planets Saturn and Mars.
 

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Now inside the orbit of Jupiter.
 

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A couple of sites are predicting this might now get to mag -1.8 based on recent data, making it almost as bright as Mars at perihelion.
 

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Not looking good, it might be early August before it's visible.
 
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