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Date/Time of photo:
May 22,2020 22:21 UT
Telescope GSO 8" N f/3.8, camera Atik 383L+
Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) on 2020 May 22, just as it passed near galaxies M 81 (right) and M 82 (center) in the constellation Ursa Major. On the left, the comet with a brightness around magnitude 9 shows a coma about 5' in angular size and a dust tail of one degree in length. The image is a mosaic composed horizontally of three tiles to cover the field of almost three degrees required by the scene.