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Photographer:

Jon Greif

Email:

greif.jon@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, NM, USA taken remotely from La Jolla, CA, using itelescope.net.

Date/Time of photo:

April 3, 2017, at 3 AM local time

Equipment:

Takahashi 150 mm refractor and color imaging system.

Description:

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák – first detected in 1858 – is making the closest flyby of Earth since its discovery. It’ll zoom past us at a very safe distance of around 13.2 million miles (21.2 million km), or some 50 times the moon’s distance. The comet is in the far-northern sky. passing in front of the constellations Ursa Major (home of the Big Dipper) and Draco the Dragon.

Website:

http://skyandtelescope.org/author/jgreif/

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