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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Tucson, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

2 August 2021, 1031 UT


11" SCT and STF-8300M CCD Camera


Here is an image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and the barred spiral galaxy NGC 645 that I took on 2 August. This 120 second image managed to show both the comet and magnitude 13.5 galaxy fairly well with some thin clouds in the area. The comet was magnitude 13.1, had at least a 19" wide coma and a tail at least 0.07 degrees long at PA of 247 degrees. The comet was 97 million miles from Earth.