I want to thank you for posting your drawing and the information about C/2018 Y1.
It was a clear night and I was outside observing and came inside for something warm to drink and warm up. I decided to check Cloudy NIghts and saw you post. Looked up the location using Sky Safari, it was an easy star hop and I spotted it immediately. It was brighter than I expected.
It was about 25 degrees elevation the sky in that region measured about 21.1 mpsas and I was using my 22 inch. You are about 11 degrees north of me so it never gets more than 25 degrees above the horizon, you are having to work hard.
You welcome Jon, and thank you for this so kind message, I really appreciate!
This is one of the goal of CloudyNights, share information to the whole community.
You'r right, with my 10" (but a Mewlon...) that was quite a challenge, anyway I was unable to point out the other comet: 38P, much better placed for me during the same night.