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John Dolby

Location of Photo:

Tucson, AZ

Date/Time of photo:

March 21, 2016 06:46 UTC


CPC-1100 telescope @ f/2 with HyperStar; SXH9C camera; 15-second exposure.


I wanted to catch this thing before it got moving too fast. Early on the 21st, while the comet was near the border of Cancer and Hydra, it was already moving fast enough to leave a short streak in only a 15-second exposure. It was easy to follow, though, as it stayed inside the telescope's field of view for 15 minutes before I had to re-center.


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