yesterday I read the first report about the outburst of this comet. We have very clear sky at the moment here in Germany, so I brought my 12 inch Dob to my rural observation site. Wen the moon rose I finished my observation. The sky was still bright, so the comet is probably even brighter and more brilliant than I saw. I measured a total brightness of 9m7, but the comet may be closer to 9 mag.