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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Denver, Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

15 December 2017, 0623UT


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


Comet 174P went into an outburst in early December from Magnitude 18+ to magnitude 13+. The animation is composed of 3 images of 600 seconds, 600 seconds and 900 seconds but the comet is only moving at 7"/hour so there is not much movement. 174P is about magnitude 14.5 in these images taken from 0623-0658UT. The FOV is 13'x10'.


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