Comet 229P/Gibbs returns to Earth’s Night Sky

Photographer
Mike Olason
Email
moicylander@centurylink.net
Location of photo
Denver Colorado
Date/Time of photo
29 October 2017, 1004UT
Equipment
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
Description
Comet 229P/Gibbs was at perihelion in May 2017 during it's 7.81 year orbit and is now near it's peak magnitude at 18.6 in this image when it was 188 million miles from Earth. 229P has a very short tail below the coma.
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