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Photographer:

Mike Olason

Email:

moicylander@centurylink.net

Location of Photo:

Denver Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

27 February 2017, 0550UT

Equipment:

11" SC Telescope and STF-8300M CCD Camera

Description:

Magnitude 17 Comet P/2015 TP200 LINEAR was at Perihelion in October 2016 in its 20 year orbit. It reached peak brightness as seen from Earth in early 2017. In these images it has a faint broad tail below the coma. The top inset shows a negative image of the comet and the bottom inset is a single 600 second image.

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