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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Denver Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

23 March 2017, 1152UT


1" Refractor Finderscope and ST-402ME CCD Camera


Magnitude 10 Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy is only 5 degrees from the 23% illuminated Moon in this image. The Moon's glare shows up as different shades of red, green and blue in the image as its reflections are seen from different atmospheric conditions (thin clouds, pollution, etc) during the collection of each separate red, green and blue image which are combined to make the color image.


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