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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Tucson, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

23 January 2021, 0242UT


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


Comet P/2020 T3 (PANSTARRS) was at perihelion on 20 January 2021 in its 6.6 year orbit, 3 days before these images were taken, it was expected to brighten to about magnitude 17. In these images the comet was magnitude 18 and 103 million miles from Earth. The comet had a 0.045 degree long tail to the ENE of the comet coma.


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