A tribute for the great comet observer Don Machholz (1952-2022)

My heart is broken. I received a phone call this past Tuesday (Aug. 9) from Michele Machholz, informing me that her husband Don died early that morning. Donald Edward Machholz, born Oct. 7, 1952 in Portsmouth, Virginia, was an American amateur astronomer who was the leading visual comet discoverer, credited with the visual discovery of …

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