Location of photoDenver Colorado
Date/Time of photo02 March 2017, 0916 UT
Equipment11" SC Telescope and STF-8300M CCD Camera
DescriptionMagnitude 18 Comet 118P Shoemaker-Levy passing magnitude 12 Barred Galaxy NGC 4643. NGC 4643 looks like Saturn and it's rings when the contrast/brightness are adjusted as shown in the inset. The other inset attempts to show the faint comet better by stacking 3 images.