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Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS

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Observer
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
19/05/2020 - 23:30
Object
Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
Equipment
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
200mm f/5 carbon fibre Newtonian
Off-Axis Guider ZWO ASI120MM
EQ6 Mount
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Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS has been a little neglected of late with the interest generated by the break-up of ATLAS before it became a great comet.   2017t2 has been relatively quiet, slightly brighter than a few months ago and moving sedately through our Northern skies.    As this sequence shows, it is not only well-placed for us to observe, but is developing an interesting tail as well as its coma.  I was lucky to catch it last night as it was passing a small group of brighter stars with some nice variety in their colour to offset the comet.  The negative half of my image shows more detail of the tail length.

Peter

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