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Photographer:

Mike Olason

Email:

moicylander@centurylink.net

Location of Photo:

Denver, Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

15 April 2018, 0800UT

Equipment:

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

Description:

Comet P/2017 U6 was discovered on 21 October 2017. It was confirmed to be the same Comet P/2011 WG113 and was given the designation Periodic Comet 365P/PANSTARRS. 365P was at perihelion on February 10 in its 5.69 year orbit when it was 126 million miles from the Sun. It was about magnitude 16 when it made its close approach to Earth on March 2 when it was 43 million miles from Earth. In this GIF 365P had faded to magnitude 17.9 and was 53 million miles from Earth.

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