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Comet C/2019 Y4, 



    
        

            Jon Stewart
Comet C/2019 Y4
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Dates:March 27, 2020

Frames: 1x180"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.47%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3358597

RA center: 8h 23' 38"

DEC center: +68° 27' 32"

Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 120.454 degrees

Field radius: 0.362 degrees


Resolution: 3092x1904

Data source: Backyard

Description

Comet C/2019 Y4 was discovered on December 28th, appears to orbit the sun every 5,000 to 6,000 years. As it gets closer to the sun, it gets brighter and it's tail gets longer. There's a good chance it'll be visible to the naked eye, possibly the brightest object in the sky this coming May.

Fun fact, comets are also thought to be harbingers of plague.

3 minute exposure taken @ 9:47pm on March 27 2020

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Comet C/2019 Y4, 



    
        

            Jon Stewart