Location of Photo:
Date/Time of photo:
2 July 2017, 0712UT
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
New Comet C/2017 M5 TOTAS (Teide Observatory Tenerife Asteroid Survey) was discovered June 23. The comet will reach magnitude 18 in 2018 and fade below magnitude 20 in 2021. Due to the dense star field that this collection of images was taken in the image is a 2X Zoom of the original so that the comet can be seen amongst the stars. The comet is in the center of the circle and is about magnitude 19.