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Contains:  NGC 884, Double cluster, NGC 869, The star 9Per, The star 7Per, The star 8Per
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Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS & Double Cluster, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS & Double Cluster

Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS & Double Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 1200x800 job: 3209248

RA center: 2h 21' 20"

DEC center: +57° 17' 38"

Pixel scale: 9.369 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.156 degrees

Field radius: 2.346

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Unknown


Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) @ January 26,2020 04:26 UT

Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS imaged on 2020 January 26 in a wide field picture while passing near Double Cluster (NGC 869 down and NGC 884 up). The Double Cluster can be saw at naked eye between Perseus and Cassiopeia constellations, being a nice reference to find the comet with magnitude 9.5 using a small telescope. Moreover this image reveals intense green color in its gassy coma and its small dust tail which twists by solar presure.

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José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS & Double Cluster, 


            José J. Chambó