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Photographer:

Mike Olason

Email:

moicylander@centurylink.net

Location of Photo:

Denver, Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

30 December 2018, 1149-1204UT

Equipment:

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

Description:

Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan was 96 million miles from Earth and magnitude 13.6 in this Gif, showing a nice tail. 60P will be 77 million miles from Earth on February 23 when it makes it's close approach to Earth. 60P reached Perihelion in it's 6.58 year orbit this past December 11 when it was 151 million miles from the Sun. 60P right now is about as bright as it is predicted to get, but it is a comet!

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