Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan

Photographer
Mike Olason
Email
moicylander@centurylink.net
Location of photo
Denver Colorado
Date/Time of photo
22 October 2017, 1218UT
Equipment
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
Description
Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan will be at Perihelion November 16 during it's 6.37 year orbit when it should reach magnitude 11. In these images 62P is about magnitude 13 and is 136 million miles from Earth. At this time 62P does not have much of a tail above the coma. The upper left insets attempt to show the comet nucleus and the upper right insets are a single 120 second image of the comet.
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