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Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova emerges from evening twilight

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Observer
Mike Olason
Time of observation
21/12/2016 - 08:08
Object
Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
Observing location
Denver Colorado
Equipment
66mm Refractor f/6 Telescope
ST-402 CCD Camera
Exposure
6 x 30 seconds
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The images were taken at the end of dusk as the comet was getting ready to set in the southwest skies of Denver. The comet is magnitude 10 and the mono image shows a faint, narrow tail about 1/2 degree long, the RGB image did not show a tail. The comet was 9 degrees above the horizon when the images were taken in a hazy, light polluted sky which accounts for the poor visual appearance of the images.

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