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Reports from Geisei Observatory <March 16, 2020>

A photographic image of C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) predicted to brighten

    This comet was discovered by ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System). It will pass perihelion on May 31 this year and is expected to become considerably bright.

C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)

0.70m f/10 reflector with an f/5 focal reducer at Geisel Observatory
A 3-minute exposure at 19:00, March 11, 2020 JST

Nikon D700, ISO 2500
Observer: T. Seki

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