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46) 2012-02-23: Lovejoy has reached magnitude 18. This attachment is 9x6 minute exposures with Astro 40D at ISO 1600, and Takahashi 160mm f3.3 astrograph. The galaxy in front of the comet's head is PGC 16445 magnitude 16.7, the bright star at the bottom left of the image is SAO 169981 mag 4.91. Lester Barnes.

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