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Photographer:

Mike Olason

Email:

moicylander@centurylink.net

Location of Photo:

Denver, Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

30 December 2018, 1114UT

Equipment:

11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera

Description:

Comet 164P/Christensen was 182 million miles from Earth and magnitude 17.6 in these images with a short tail below the coma. 164P was at perihelion in it's 7.00 year orbit last May 31 when it was 156 million miles from the Sun. 164P makes it's close approach to Earth February 1 when it will be 172 million miles from Earth. 164P may reach magnitude 17.

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