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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Denver Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

2016/12/06 1037UT


11" SC Telescope and STF-8300M CCD Camera


Magnitude 17 comet P/2015 TP200 Linear is passing three magnitude 15 edge-on spiral galaxies. The comet has a fan shaped tail that unfortunately is pointing directly at the star below it in this image. As usual it is hard to bring out the details of the galaxies and still show the fainter moving comet in the same image. The inset attempts to show the comet better.


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