Comet 176P/LINEAR and 2 Asteroids

Mike Olason
Location of photo
Denver, Colorado
Date/Time of photo
12 December 2017, 0942UT
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
The animation is 3 images each 900 seconds long taken from 0942-1027UT on 2017/12/12. Comet 176P/LINEAR is magnitude 19.1 and is slightly left of center. Asteroid 27170 is to the left and up a little from 176P and Asteroid 64716 is to the far right of 176P. Both asteroids are about magnitude 18. There are a couple other hard to see asteroids in the animation that are about magnitude 20.
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