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C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)

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About this observation
Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
06/04/2020 - 20:41
Object
C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
C11 Edge HD + FLI6303
Exposure
55x60s
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An image of C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) from last night. Typically, just after I gave my webinar, this comet decided to fizzle. The inner coma is fading and more extended along the tail. It is probable that the nucleus has either fragmented or ejected a large amount of material tailward. It doesn't look good but comets do this sort of thing!

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