- This comet was discovered in 1965 from the south hemisphere by the American astronomer: Arnold Richard Klemola. with a period of +/- 11 years
- At the next apparition the comet was observed by Gérard Sause at the Observatoire de Haute Provence in France, (close to here) on 6 August 1976 with a brightness of magnitude 12.
- Then in 1987 J. Gibson of the Palomar Observatory, obtained images with the 1.5-meter reflector. It appeared essentially stellar (as for me yesterday), with a faint magnitude of 19.
- It was observed again on 29 March 1997 by our friend Carl Hergenrother
Here the last magnitude curve from aerith
II just find this from the BAA Comet section :
Comet 68P/Klemola The comet was observed at 12th magnitude at the end of July 2019 by JJ Gonzalez, rather brighter than expected. It could brighten to 10th magnitude.
Edited by Aquarellia, 17 September 2019 - 10:10 AM.