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Photographer:

Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Tucson, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

2024 April 29, 0250UT

Equipment:

50mm f/3.5 Refractor and ST-402ME CCD camera

Description:

There is not much to see in the low altitude images of Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks from Tucson anymore, about the only information they show is if the comet has had any major change since the last evening. Unfortunately, 12P on the evening of 2024 April 29 UT looked much the same as the previous evening except for the fact that the images are getting shorter in length as the twilight glow now saturates the camera chip except for a few minutes before the comet sets when atmospheric interference and sky haze then make it look like one is imaging thru thin clouds. It will be interesting to see at what point one can no longer stack enough short images to observe the comet with this setup as twilight gets brighter and the comet gets lower.