Location of Photo:
Date/Time of photo:
2 August 2017, 0405UT
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
Magnitude 13 Comet 71P Clark is passing the background Globular Cluster NGC 6256. 71P peaked at about magnitude 10 this summer and now will fade below magnitude 20 in 2018. This image was taken at an altitude of 11 degrees above the horizon. The inset attempts to show the comet a little better.