David Levy, America's leading visual discover of comets, has made his first new discovery since 1994. Levy made the discovery in the pre-dawn hours of October 2, 2006 using his 16-inch Newtonian. Comet C/2006 T1 is low in the morning sky near Saturn and has been estiamted at 11th magnitude with a quarter-degree tail. Since the comet is close to perihelion, it is not expected to get any brighter.
This is the 22nd comet Levy has discovered or co-discovered; the 9th he has discovered visually using backyard telescopes. Orbital elements and an ephemeris for C/2006 T1 are available through the IAU Minor Planet Center website: Ephemeris