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Photographer:

Jon

Email:

greif.jon@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, NM USA remotely from La Jolla, CA USA

Date/Time of photo:

February 7, 2018, at 2000 MST

Equipment:

150 mm Takahashi color imaging platform via iTelescope.net

Description:

A very faint comet, C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS), is visible (with telescope) near the Pleiades in the early evening sky, and moving away from us, toward the outer planets. Using the comet tracking service of the International Astronomy Union's Minor Planet Center (https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/MPEph/MPEph.html) I was able to find and photograph it.

Website:

http://skyandtelescope.org/author/jgreif/

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