Comet 67P as seen at Astronomical Twilight in the eastern morning sky from MayHill New Mexico, the comet is passing through Gemini. (click to embiggen).
Comet 67, currently being orbited by the Rosetta spacecraft is coming to perihelion on August the 13th (UT).
Observations from amateur astronomers of the comet during pre-perihelion, perihelion and post-perihelion are requested to compliment the observations made by the spacecraft.
View of the region around 67P from New Mexico, the rectangle is the field of view of T5 (click to embiggen).
Deep observations of the comet are requested, RBV filtered images would be good to help determine dust production and correlate with Rosetta observations.
Unfortunately comet 67P is very low in the morning sky, and only observable from the northern hemisphere scopes. At Astronomical twilight the comet is only 20 degrees above the horizon, around the limit of travel of many of the scopes.
Also, over the next few days the waning Moon will make imaging this faint visitor difficult (the comet is currently around magnitude 13 and may brighten to magnitude 12).
The comet is in a reasonably crowded field, which may make finding it difficult with shorter exposures.
The comet is near the magnitude 5.1 open cluster M35 on the 8th, and the open cluster Cr89 on the 10th.