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28 June 2017, 0856UT
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
Comet C/2016 N4 is taking 5 nights to move across the spacious background Spiral Galaxy M31. The comet's faint tail has been lost in the background glow of the southwest region of M31 in this image which includes Galaxy M32. The inset attempts to show the comet a little better in M31's glow with an average of 2 images.