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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Tucson, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

8 April 2021, 0343 UT


11" SCT and STF-8300M CCD Camera


In these images Comet C/2021 A7 (NEOWISE) was magnitude 16.4 with a 21 arc second coma and was 199 million miles from Earth. The comet made it's close approach to Earth several days before these images were taken when it was 198 million miles from Earth. The comet will be at perihelion in it's orbit in July when it will be 182 million miles from the Sun and may brighten to magnitude 15.


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