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Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS develops a small leading coma

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About this observation
Observer
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
09/04/2020 - 23:11
Object
Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
Equipment
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
14inch LX200 SCT at f/10
EQ8 mount
OAG with Lodestar X2 Autoguider
Tags

This composite image shows how the comet has continued to fade even since 6th April and then on 9th April as the old coma has become more opaque and elongated a small new coma appears to be emerging in the position where the nucleus of the comet is expected to be.

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