H. Sato, Japan has reported an outburst in brightness of this comet from a 60-s CCD
exposure taken on Oct. 20.507 UT with a 0.51-m f/6.8 astrograph near Mayhill, NM, U.S.A.
The comet shows a morphology similar to the outburst of comet 17P in 2007, showing a disk-like coma 85" across,
with a brighter center about 10" across (CBET 3675).
This 50 seconds false color image of comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) was obtained on 2013 Nov. 1 (4h38UT) with 60-cm,
f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope and R filter. The coma expanded to about 8' but bright central condensation has
remained at about 10" diameter. Image scale is 2.5 arc sec/pixel.
Copyright © 2013 by H. Mikuz, Èrni Vrh Observatory.