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Photographer:

Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Tucson, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

7 June 2021, 0838 UT

Equipment:

11" SCT and STF-8300M CCD Camera

Description:

In these images Comet C/2020 PV6 (PANSTARRS) is about magnitude 15, 203 million miles from Earth, has a 26 arc second coma and a tail at least 0.018 degrees long at a position angle of 216 degrees from the coma. The comet will reach perihelion in September 2021 when it will be 212 million miles from the Sun in it's 270 year orbit. The comet makes it's close approach to the Earth in July 2021 at 154 million miles when it may brighten to magnitude 14.