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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Tucson, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

2024 April 25, 0315UT


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


Comet 13P/Olbers is brightening nicely and is now magnitude 8.4 low in the western skies when it gets dark. Unfortunately, just like Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, 13P will also be low in the western evening skies when at its best in June and July. A strange coincidence for these 2 comets who both have not been near Earth for the past 70 years.