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C/2017T2 PanSTARRS just cleared various obstructions as viewed from my observatory. Hereís my image taken at the start of astronomical dawn with the comet at about 15 degs altitude. Itís showing short 2 arcmin tail. I measured its m2 brightness at mag 14.45 with a 6.6 arcsec rad aperture and itís m1 brightness at 14.34 over a coma of 22.6 arcsec dia. Its certainly changed since I last took a series of images in the late autumn / winter of 2018, lets hope it keeps changing for the better.

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