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Comet 24P/Schaumasse with Galaxies

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Observer
Damian Peach
Time of observation
26/10/2017 - 11:00
Object
Comet 24P/Schaumasse
Observing location
Siding Spring, Australia
Equipment
20" CDK with FLI CCD
Exposure
LRGB of 20/2/2/2/ minutes
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Here, 11th magnitude comet 24P/Schaumasse has been captured against the background of several galaxies in Leo (NGC 3377 is the one closest to the comet.)
 
The comet reaches perihelion on 2017 Nov 16 and appears distinctly green in colour, despite being rather faint
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