Location of photoDenver Colorado
Date/Time of photo2016/12/06 1037UT
Equipment11" SC Telescope and STF-8300M CCD Camera
DescriptionMagnitude 17 comet P/2015 TP200 Linear is passing three magnitude 15 edge-on spiral galaxies. The comet has a fan shaped tail that unfortunately is pointing directly at the star below it in this image. As usual it is hard to bring out the details of the galaxies and still show the fainter moving comet in the same image. The inset attempts to show the comet better.