Comet 252P LINEAR 3 months after it’s close approach to Earth

Mike Olason
Location of photo
Denver Colorado
Date/Time of photo
2016/04/03 1007UT and 2016/06/27 0817UT
11" SC f/6 Telescope and STF-8300M CCD camera, Efinder 1" f/4 scope and ST-402 CCD camera
3 months after comet 252P LINEAR passed within 3.3 million miles of Earth it is now 69 million miles from Earth and about 600,000 times fainter. It still has a small fan shaped tail.
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