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Mike Olason

Location of Photo:

Denver Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

2016/08/15 0525UT, 0904UT and 0935UT


11" SC Telescope and STF-8300M CCD Camera


These images show new comet P/2016 P2 Panstarrs at several different times on the night of 8/15/2016. The comet would appear to be a collection of at least 3 close fragments. The images are all centered on the same star field. The comet is reported as being magnitude 20.3 with a condensed coma.


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