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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Denver Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

2016/11/25 1058UT


11" SC Telescope and STF-8300M CCD Camera


Magnitude 16 comet 226P is passing the open cluster NGC 1624 whose stars are embedded in a nebula. Due to the movement of the comet across Earth's skies the image is only 180 seconds. The inset shows 36 minutes in the life of the comet as it moves through the star field.


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