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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Tucson, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

10 May 2022, 0254UT


50mm f/3.5 and ST-402ME


Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova was imaged on the evening of 2022 May 10 UT. The comet was 19' at PA 257 degrees from the MPC predicted position and 3' at PA 257 degrees from the JPL predicted ephemeris position. The comet showed very well in a green filter and it looked green in the color image. Using the green filter data Astrometrica calculated the magnitude at V=6.7 in an aperture diameter of 5'. The comet is in evening twilight as can be seen in the color image.