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Comet Nishimura

Comet C/2023 P1 Nishimura was discovered on 12 August 2023 by Japanese amateur astronomer Hideo Nishimura. However, its orbit is taking it north of the celestial equator and ecliptic, through the constellations of Leo and Virgo, which means it will not be visible to southern hemisphere observers.

Comet Nishimura is not visible from Melbourne.

A more detailed article on the comet written by Jacquie Milner will be linked here shortly.

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