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A Comet Hiding in a Galaxy


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About this observation
Mike Olason
Time of observation
28/06/2017 - 08:56
C/2016 N4 Master, M31 and M32
Observing location
Denver, Colorado, USA
11" SCT f/6.4 scope
STF-8300M camera
300 secs
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C/2016 N4 Master took 5 nights to move across the large background galaxy, Messier 31. The comet's faint tail has been lost in the background glow of the southwest region of M31 in this image which includes a satellite galaxy of M31, Messier 32. The inset attempts to show the comet a little better, with an average of 2 images.

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