I am usually up before dawn, now that daylight savings time is gone. I've gone out and looked the past couple of days, but it's been so cloudy I couldn't see anything. And it looks like it's only going to get worse over the weekend.
As for equipment...I read on the web somewhere that you should use 2000mm or less. 1000mm or less if you want to get the whole tail. (Aimed at people who hook their cameras to telescopes, I presume.) So I was going to try my 600mm (got some nice pics of the moon with it during the recent eclipse).
But now that the comet's gotten so much brighter, I would think a wide angle would be better. Get some scenery in, too. With PANSTARRS, a lot of people got nice photos of the comet without even realizing it. The comet ended up much brighter in the photos than to the naked eye, because of the long exposure.