Location of photoDenver Colorado
Date/Time of photo29 October 2017, 1004UT
Equipment11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
DescriptionComet 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.