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Photographer:

Mike Olason

Email:

moicylander@centurylink.net

Location of Photo:

Denver Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

2 June 2017, 0656UT

Equipment:

11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera

Description:

Magnitude 17 Comet C/2014 W2 Panstarrs is passing about 1/2 degree from the background Globular Cluster M107 which is magnitude 8. The comet is 382 Million miles from Earth while M107 is 20,900 light-years (1 light-year is 5.9 Trillion miles) from Earth. The inset with the comet in the center attempts to show the comet a little better. The comet has no apparent tail in this image but does show a coma around the nucleus.

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