José J. Chambó
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Date/Time of photo:
June 17,2020 05:04 UT
Telescope Celestron RASA 11" f/2.3, Camera ZWO ASI071 Pro Color
Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS on June 17, 2020 just as it passed between galaxies M 109 (right) and NGC 3953 (left), dozens of other small galaxies dot the field two degrees wide but stand out across the scene with magnitude 2.4 the star Phecda or Gamma Ursae Majoris (one of the four stars of the Big Dipper Ursa Major). The comet with a magnitude at 9 has an asymmetric coma 8' in angular size and a dust tail 1° long.