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Image of Comet C/2017 T2 Panstarrs taken from East End of St. John's, Newfoundland.
Photographed by Chris Stevenson - March 16th 2020

 
 

Telescopic-only Comet "C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS", taken March 16th, near the constellation Cassiopeia and about as bright as it's going to get. Sum of 74 one-minute exposures recorded with an ASI294MC Pro cooled CMOS camera on the back of an equatorial fork-mounted 12" Meade LX200 telescope with focal reducer (at f/6.7), from my SkyShed POD observatory in East End St. John's. The motion of the comet against the sky during the ~80 minutes it took to take the exposures is obvious here (note the gap in all the star trails; the exposures were taken in two sessions).

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