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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Tucson, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

25 November 2020, 0804UT


11" SCT and STF-8300M CCD Camera


In this image Comet 178P/Hug-Bell was magnitude 17.6 and 135 million miles from Earth. It had a short tail to the WNW of the nucleus. 178P was at perihelion in its 6.92 year orbit last July 16. It may brightened to magnitude 17 in December.


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