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Date/Time of photo:
8 July 2017, 0746UT
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
On July 3 cometary activity (coma and a tail) was detected in images taken of Asteroid (457175) 2008 GO98. This image was taken during a Full Moon so the tail (points up/west in this image) is very faint and hard to see but the coma is clearly visible around the asteroid. Unfortunately the inset does not appear to show the tail much better than the larger image.