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Photographer:

Mike Olason

Email:

moicylander@centurylink.net

Location of Photo:

Denver Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

2 June 2017, 0724UT

Equipment:

11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera

Description:

New periodic comet P/2017 K3 Gasparovic is at perihelion today, 121 Million miles from Earth. It was discovered on 22 May 2017 and is about magnitude 19 in this image. It will fade to magnitude 20 by November and will return back to Earth's night sky again in about 12 years.

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