Don Machholz Discovers His 12th Comet!
He did it again! Don Machholz, the most prolific comet hunter has beaten his own record discovering his 12th comet (official name C/2018 V1, Machholz-Fujikowa-Iwamoto). It will be visible for only a limited amount of time. If you would like to observe this comet in the morning sky visit the Sky and Telescope website for details. Here is an email Don just sent to Vic Maris of Stellarvue: “Hello Vic; I hope this finds all well. On November 7, 2018 I visually discovered my 12th comet using your Optimus 20 mm eyepiece, which I bought from your Auburn store on June 18, 2018. I have been using it since then for comet hunting with my 18.5", f/4.8 reflector. Very nice eyepiece. Take care Don Machholz.” Get out there and send us an image using your Stellarvue so we can post!