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Photographer:

Michael Cook

Email:

michaeljcook@rogers.com

Location of Photo:

Newcastle, Ontario CANADA

Date/Time of photo:

February 10, 2013 01:27 UT

Equipment:

Meade 0.4m ACF on Mathis MI-600 fork mount, QSI 516ws CCD

Description:

The comet is shown here over a 60 minute period by taking 10, 600s exposures in the Rc-band. It is almost 4 AU (almost the distance to Jupiter), or 600 million km away. That's 32 light-minutes. Photometry puts it at Magnitude 15.6 with a small coma and the beginnings of a tail in position angle 105 degrees.

Website:

http://www.newcastleobservatory.ca

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