Chart of comet C/2013 X1 near the helix nebula on 4 June UT (5 June SSO, 4 June Mayhill). The large rectangle is the field of view of T12, the medium T5 and the small T9. T14 and T20 have simar FOV's to T12, but are rotated 90 degrees. Click to embiggen.
Comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS is brightening and is around magnitude 6.4.
For the next few days (4 - 6 June) the comet is close to the iconic Helix Nebula. At magnitude 7.3, this low surface brightness nebula will make an excellent image with the bright comet.
The comet is closest on June 4 13:50 UT when it is 21' 29" away, however good views will be had before and for the next two days after (in the wide FOV instruments).
The comet will be visible from both SSO and northern hemisphere scopes. However, in the SSO scopes it is in reach of the scopes travel from 1:30 am to astronomical twilight, while the Mayhill scopes it is accessible just on astronomical twilight. 5 June is the best time for imaging with the SSO scopes.