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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Tucson, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

18 April 2021, 0252 UT


11" SCT and STF-8300M CCD Camera


Comet C/2021 A7 (NEOWISE) is now showing a short fan tail to the ESE of the coma. In these images the comet was magnitude 16.2 and 200 million miles from Earth. The comet will be at perihelion in it's orbit this coming July when it will be 182 million miles from the Sun and may brighten to magnitude 15. The comet made it's close approach to Earth at 199 million miles this past April.