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C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) @ August 13,2019 04:23 UT

Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) imaged on August 13, 2019. With a approximate visual magnitude 13.5  shows a coma still very small with angular size of 0.5 arcminute and a short dust tail with lenght 1.5 arcminutes. This comet could be observable through binoculars on May 2020 with a brightness around magnitude 7.

Acquisition details:
Telescope Planewave 20" CDK f/6.8
Camera FLI PL09000
Exposure 7.5 min. (L=5x50 bin2 + RGB=1x50 bin3)
From Slooh Teide Observatory, Canary Islands (Spain)
Procesed with PixInsight

Martin Vd Dussen and José J. Chambó

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