Location of photoDenver, Colorado
Date/Time of photo22 December 2017, 0911UT
Equipment11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
DescriptionComet C/2017 T1 Heinze will make a close approach to Earth on January 4, 2018 when it will be about 20 million miles from Earth at about magnitude 10. This animation is 3 images each 60 seconds long with a 3 minute interval between images. Comet Heinze is magnitude 13.1 in this animation.