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Reports from Geisei Observatory <March 12, 2020>

A photographic image of brightening C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)

    This is a recent photographic image of C/2017 T2. The comet has somewhat brightened to a total magnitude of 8.9. The tail appears as a diffused glow and does not look very long because it is trailing behind the comet with the sun behind us. It may become visible through binoculars before long. It is located in the northern evening sky and will be easily observed.


0.7-meter f/10 reflector with an f/5 focal reducer
Three-minute-30-second exposure at ISO 2500 with Nikon D700

At 19:35 on March 11, 2020 JST
Observer: T. Seki

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